Lithium-ion cell provider Xalt Energy and battery designer Williams Advanced Engineering (Williams) are to extend their partnership to work on future lithium-ion projects.
Xalt Energy will become an official partner of UK-based Williams, with the company’s logo featuring on Williams’ website and other marketing materials.
Michigan-based Xalt Energy is already supplying lithium-ion cells to Williams, which integrates the cells into Formula E batteries. The nickel manganese cobalt prismatic lithium-ion cells provide capacities from 25Ah up to 75Ah. Williams produces batteries for all 40 Formula E racing cars competing in the upcoming races.
FIA regulations for the world’s first fully electric racing series require that the cell weight has to be limited to 200kg and the output of the battery can be no more than 28 kW/h.
“This partnership sets the scene for our two companies to collaborate on future innovations for applications that demand high performance battery technology across a range of industries,” said Craig Wilson, managing director of Williams.
“The Formula E battery developed by Williams is truly groundbreaking and is pushing the boundaries of existing energy storage technology,” Wilson added.
Xalt Energy, formely known as Dow Kokam, has been working with Williams since 2013.