Williams Advanced Engineering wins a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation
PUBLISHED: 17:01 18 June 2018 | UPDATED: 17:01 18 June 2018
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An Oxfordshire company has been recognised with a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for its race technology
Williams Advanced Engineering, in Wantage, received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for successfully transferring technology into commercial applications from designing, developing and delivering the batteries for all the cars racing in the Formula E championship.
Formula E is the world’s first fully-electric international single-seater racing series. The technology has relevance beyond the automotive and motorsport sectors in both energy and power applications.
Williams Advanced Engineering has powered all the cars on the ABB FIA Formula E grid since its inception in 2014. Now in its fourth season, the Formula E championship has benefited from technology developed by Williams Advanced Engineering that has seen a 99.8 per cent reliability record in races from the company’s batteries.
Craig Wilson, Managing Director of Williams Advanced Engineering, said: “We are honoured to have been recognised by Her Majesty with this award for the industry-leading work of Williams Advanced Engineering in delivering a world-first that will light the way for future sustainable transport.
“I pay tribute to our team that has powered Formula E from the beginning at such a high level of innovation, performance, service and reliability.”