The eSkootr Championship announced an agreement with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) to be the sole designer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance batteries for its new S1-X race eSkootr model.
The British engineering and technology services company has developed impressive levels of performance in a tiny package: smaller than a shoebox, the battery weighs less than 10 kilograms and is rated at 1.33 kWh, allowing the eSkootr to reach speeds in excess of 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph).
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As detailed by eSkootr Championship in an official statement, the unit’s range is approximately 20 minutes, a figure achieved in collaboration with eSC to deliver high-intensity performance during racing and fast, action-packed races.
Competitors can choose between two power delivery modes: conventional and boost, which will deliver maximum power on the straights, similar to the Formula E boost mode.
Due to the speeds passengers will travel, there is an internal isolation device installed for safety and a motorsport connector used for reliability.
WAE designed the battery from an initial proof of concept in 2020, through a development prototype, which has been extensively track tested during 2021. Final development and construction are now beginning for the first few races of the series later this year.
The unit’s range is approximately 20 minutes, a figure achieved in collaboration with eSC to deliver high-intensity performance during racing and fast, action-packed runs.
Iain Wight, Director of Business Development for WAE said: “We’re delighted to be part of this pioneering race series and have enjoyed the challenges presented by both the packaging and the timing of the programme. Using our motorsport experience, we’ve been able to deliver a solution that offers not only power and performance, but also safety and reliability – which will be critical in a series such as eSC.”
Hrag Sarkissian, Co-Founder and CEO of the eSkootr Championship, added: “Developing our relationship with Williams Advanced Engineering was a natural next step for both parties. We couldn’t ask for a better partner with whom to develop eSC’s battery tech.”
“Their expertise and experience within the industry is really unparalleled and has enabled them to rapidly design and build this first unit, which is a tiny masterpiece of design and packaging.
“Our aim now is to ensure this first-spec is working durably, reliably and efficiently for all our entrants ahead of our first race,” concluded Sarkissian.
Written by I Jhonattan González