Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering will form a technical partnership to share R&D into advanced propulsion technology. The two companies will pool expertise gained over decades of vehicle development for consumer and motorsport sectors.
“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,” explains Phil Popham, CEO of Lotus Cars. “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.”
“Williams Advanced Engineering takes great pride in delivering innovation for our customers at a rapid pace of development, born from our Formula 1 heritage,” adds Craig Wilson, managing director of Williams Advanced Engineering. “We will be further developing next-generation powertrains in this partnership with Lotus.”