Williams Advanced Engineering to be Gen3 Battery supplier

Williams Advanced Engineering have been appointed to create the Gen3 Battery for Formula E.

WAE had the tender for the batteries supplied in Formula E’s first generation, when the drivers had to swap cars mid race.

For Gen2, McLaren Technologies picked up the gauntlet and made the battery that is currently used today with no car changes required anymore.

Gen3 will mark another major step forward in the innovation of electric cars with the specification showcasing energy density, power and fast charge capability.

Fast charging has been a key desire of new Formula E CEO Jaime Reigle with it being the largest qualm with electric cars in the automobile industry.

Formula E can lead the way in developing battery technology further and further.

Craig Wilson, Managing Director of WAE said; “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.

“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.”

Formula E will embrace Gen3 from the 2022/23 Formula E season which will be the ninth season of the championship.

The 2019/20 season returns on 5th August with a nine day festival containing three track layouts and six races to close the season.