• Renowned British engineering companies to collaborate on advanced propulsion technologies
• Combined capabilities to lead high performance automotive evolution across multiple vehicle sectors
Lotus and WAE announce a strategic technical partnership in which the companies will share research and development into advanced propulsion technologies.
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.
WAE 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, Lotus Cars said, “Our new technology partnership with WAE 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 WAE said, “WAE 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.”