Williams Advanced Engineering appointed exclusive Gen3 battery supplier for Formula E

Williams Advanced Engineering has won the contract to supply the Gen3 battery for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship following a tender process by the FIA World Motor Sport Council.

The relationship between Williams Advanced Engineering and ABB Formula E is nothing new, as WAE was chosen as the first supplier of batteries to the electric racing series back in 2014/15 -building the bespoke battery system in just under a year.

Now into its sixth season, Formula E is established as the premier series in electric racing, with 24 cars and some of the world’s best drivers competing on street circuits in the most iconic cities in the world.

The current Gen2 deal was won by McLaren Applied Technologies, but, as reported by Craig Scarborough, the Gen3 car will be boosted from its current 250kW maximum to 350kW and will also have a 30-second fast charging capability for the 2022-23 season.

“We’re extremely proud to be appointed the Gen3 battery supplier for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, particularly as we have been an integral part of the series from the start,” said Craig Wilson, WAE Managing Director. “High performance batteries are one of WAE’s core competencies and I am confident we will add further value in the areas of energy density, thermal efficiency, overall performance and reliability. Racing in such a competitive environment is also a challenge for batteries, but one that we embrace. We look forward to supporting the series as it moves to its next exciting chapter.”

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