user icon
user icon

Williams secures Formula E battery supplier contract

  • Published on 01 Jul 2020 10:49
  • comments 1
  • By: Fergal Walsh

Williams Advanced Engineering has been appointed as the exclusive battery system supplier for the Gen3 Formula 3 cars by the World Motor Sport Council.

Williams was the original supplier of the battery system for the Gen1 car that was used from the maiden FE season in 2014 to the introduction of the Gen2 car in 2018.

McLaren Applied Technologies won the contract to supply the system for the Gen2 car, however Williams will return as the supplier when the Gen3 car is introduced 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 WAE managing director Craig Wilson.

“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.”

The Gen3 battery's power output will be increased to 350kW power output, which is the equivalent to 450bhp. It's an increase from the current output of 250kW. 

The contract is a three-year deal, and will also see improved energy density, durability and a 30-second fast charging capability.

The 2019-20 Formula E season will return in August with six races in Berlin to conclude the season. 

Replies (1)

Login to reply
  • JuJuHound

    Posts: 352

    Great to hear that, I hope they gonna get a good margin on this transaction.
    I'm curious if any government body helped this to happen. However it's good to find company inside the environment to get synergy effect and make a circle business connections.

    • + 0
    • Jul 1 2020 - 11:12

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

BE Grand Prix of Belgium

Local time 

Related news

Test calendar

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

Circuit de Catalunya - Winter testing

See full test schedule

Give your opinion!

Will Bottas challenge Hamilton for the world championship in 2020?

World Championship standings 2020

Show full world champion standings

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix
Circuit
-
Spain
-
Spain
3 - Jul 5
Austria
10 - Jul 12
Austria
17 - Jul 19
Hungary
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom
14 - Aug 16
Spain
28 - Aug 30
Belgium
4 - Sep 6
Italy
11 - Sep 13
Italy
25 - Sep 27
Russian
9 - Oct 11
Germany
13 - Nov 15
Turkey
26 - Nov 29
Bahrain
10 - Dec 13
United Arab Emirates
See full schedule

Formula 1 Calendar - 2020

Date
Grand Prix & Circuit
3 - Jul 5
Austria Red Bull Ring
10 - Jul 12
Austria Red Bull Ring
17 - Jul 19
Hungary Hungaroring
31 - Aug 2
United Kingdom Silverstone
7 - Aug 9
United Kingdom Silverstone
14 - Aug 16
28 - Aug 30
4 - Sep 6
Italy Monza
11 - Sep 13
Italy Mugello
25 - Sep 27
Russian Sochi Autodrom
9 - Oct 11
Germany Nurburgring
13 - Nov 15
Turkey Istanbul Park
26 - Nov 29
10 - Dec 13
United Arab Emirates Yas Marina Circuit
See full schedule
show sidebar