Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering have confirmed plans for a “strategic technical partnership” which will see the two firms share development and research into “advanced propulsion technologies”, with an emphasis on the development of new fully electric powertrains.

The two companies have not announced anything beyond their intentions to work together on new powertrains, but Williams’ expertise in battery technology is mentioned specifically as one of the key drivers of the partnership.

The engineering wing of the British Formula One team has been developing battery technology for the all-electric Formula E series for the last four-years, while in 2017, Williams revealed a fully-electric ‘skateboard’ platform for production vehicles, developed with third-party use in mind.

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Lotus To Collaborate With Williams To Bring Formula E Technology To The Road

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