Williams confirmed as battery and VCM supplier for ETCR
Williams Advanced Engineering has been confirmed as supplier to ETCR regarding batteries and vehicle control modules (VCMs) by WSC, the TCR concept’s promoter.
“The team at Williams Advanced Engineering is delighted to be able to bring our award-winning expertise in electrification to ETCR,” said Iain Wight, Business Development Director of Williams Advanced Engineering.
“With the experience, skills and know-how accumulated within Williams from electrifying motorsport and road-going cars, we’re excited to work with the team at WSC Group to continue the progress of electric vehicles and racing to inspire the future of sustainable mobility.”
Williams Advanced Engineering had a 99,5% on-track reliability record for supplying batteries to the first four seasons of Formula E.
“Williams is synonymous with success in motorsport. The company’s achievements speak for themselves. We are proud of this agreement that associates the Williams name with a new and ambitious brand like ETCR,” said WSC president Marcello Lotti”
“We are delighted to work together with a partner that knows all about motorsport and whose expertise will surely contribute to make ETCR successful. WSC Group is the owner of the TCR brand, arguably the most successful motorsport category in recent years that has completely reshaped Touring Car competition globally. It was a logical step for the company to use its vast knowhow in the application of new technologies.”
ETCR is set for start in 2020, becoming the first multi-brand Touring Car series with production cars powered by a common 100% electric powertrain.