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Lotus partners with Williams Advanced Engineering

28 January 2019

Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering have formed a strategic technical partnership to share research and development into advanced propulsion technologies.

The partnership will see both Williams and Lotus develop the next generation of powertrains. It is part of Lotus Cars’ strategy to expand its knowledge and capability in the rapidly changing automotive landscape.

Williams Advanced Engineering’s expertise includes advanced propulsion systems and award-winning work applying knowledge derived from the pinnacle of battery technology during the inaugural four seasons of Formula E into electric vehicles.

Lotus Cars, which is a leader in lightweight structures and advanced materials, also has a proven expertise in integrating and applying new technologies.

Phil Popham, Chief Executive, Lotus Cars said: “Applying advanced propulsion powertrains can provide numerous exciting solutions across multiple vehicle sectors.  Our combined and complementary experiences make this a very compelling match of engineering talent, technical ability and pioneering British spirit.”

Craig Wilson, Managing Director of Williams Advanced Engineering said: “Williams Advanced Engineering takes great pride in delivering innovation for our customers at a rapid pace of development, born from our Formula One heritage.  We will be further developing next generation powertrains in this partnership with Lotus.”

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