SPARK Racing Technology confirmed a new partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering to design and assemble the batteries that will power its fully-electric SRT_01E car for the FIA Formula E Championship.
Williams Advanced Engineering, part of the Williams group of companies that includes the world famous Williams F1 Team, is one of the pioneers of hybrid systems and their innovative technologies have been extremely successful on the international scene.
As such they will be the supplier of batteries to SPARK, who were commissioned last year by Championship promoter Formula E Holdings to build 42 cars for the inaugural season, which will see electric Formula cars racing on 10 street circuits worldwide.
The new partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering will complement the vast range of technical expertise already being used by Spark Racing Technology, which includes a consortium consisting of McLaren, Renault and Dallara.
McLaren Electronic Systems will supply the transmission, electronics and powertrain for the car, while Technical Partner Renault SAS will use its vast technological expertise to optimize the electric and electronic layout and performance of the powertrain. Meanwhile, leading Italian firm Dallara will produce the chassis with tyres being supplied by Tyre Partner Michelin.