Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) and Italdesign have teamed up to bring a modular EV solution called EVX to the upper-premium auto market.
The new rolling chassis promises to deliver ‘class-leading weight and chassis stiffness’. When combined with Italdesign’s turnkey vehicle development capabilities, it will support rapid industrialisation of a new generation of premium electric Sports GTs, crossovers and sedans.
According to The Engineer, the EVX platform is known for its composite compression moulded structural battery.
This is said to add significant rigidity to the platform, providing extra support with crash loads and allowing for increased flexibility and design freedom.
Built from recycled composite materials and combined with aluminum, it can be broken down and recycled at the end of its life.
What’s more, the EVX platform allows customers to choose rear-wheel and four-wheel drive layouts.
Performance figures reveal its ability to deliver 1000kW of power with 104kWh-120kWh of energy, with potential expansion of the battery pack to up to 160kWh for a potential 1000km vehicle range between charges.
Italdesign on its part will build on the WAE rolling chassis, providing full vehicle architecture with additional safety systems, structures and devices according to the customer’s requirements.
The partnership will also ensure that the solution reaches the market at the earliest while making it affordable on a low-to-medium volume basis.
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