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Williams and Italdesign Design Universal EVX Platform for Flagship Electric Vehicles (6 photos + video)


The world's leading car manufacturers are active todaydevelop electric vehicles of various types and models. UK-based Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) and Italian design firm Italdesign have collaborated to create a universal EVX platform for electric sports cars, premium sedans or SUVs. At the same time, the power of electric motors can reach 1000 kW, the radius of an autonomous trip is up to 1000 km. The number of motors can also vary according to the wishes of the customer.

The main advantage of the EVX platform isversatility, allowing to assemble on its basis electric vehicles of various classes, with a variety of technical characteristics. Another advantage of the platform is the increased strength of the case due to the use of composite materials and aluminum, as well as the integration of the battery pack into the supporting structure. The battery shroud is integrated between the front and rear of the platform, which are joined at the sides by a rigid composite frame.



As a result, the ultimate shock load andthe torsional load that the future car can withstand increases significantly, and designers will be able to create various car bodies without worrying about strength indicators.

Now any customer or OEM manufacturerwill be able to provide only its own technical condition describing the general vision of the future electric vehicle: body type (sedan, pickup, crossover or sports car), type of drive (rear, front or full) and estimated power and autonomy. The rest will be done by Italdesign's designers and WAE engineers.

The wheelbase of future electric vehicles fromAnglo-Italian developers will range from 2900 to 3100 mm. The number of engines is from two to four. The range on a single charge of a lithium battery is up to 1000 km with a capacity from 104 to 160 kWh. The acceleration speed to 100 km per hour can be as little as 2.4 seconds.


Companies are ready to provide the customer with delivery500 cars assembled at the Italdesign plant, while any OEM can count on the ability to produce up to 10,000 such electric cars per year at its own production facilities. The time from the issuance of the technical specification to the appearance of the first prototype will be less than a year, and serial production can be organized in three years.

Source: wae