Partnership will propel Lotus and Williams forward
Lotus has teamed up with another of the biggest names in the British aut0motive industry in a new partnership focusing on advanced propulsion technologies.
The Hethel company’s engineering division will work with Williams Advanced Engineering in a strategic technical partnership which will see the two firms share research and development into advanced propulsion technologies.
"Our combined and complementary experiences make this a very compelling match of engineering talent, technical ability and pioneering British spirit.”
Lotus Engineering has extensive and proven expertise in the integration and application of new technologies, for Lotus Cars and many global engineering clients, and is an acknowledged leader in lightweight structures and advanced materials.
Williams Advanced Engineering has acclaimed experience across the automotive sector and beyond, which will continue alongside this partnership. This 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.
Phil Popham, CEO of Lotus Cars said: “Our new technology partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering is part of a strategy to expand our knowledge and capability in the rapidly changing automotive landscape. 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.”