From Formula 1 To Formula E, Here’s Why Racing Helps Build Your Next EV

From Transport Evolved.

For as long as people have been racing vehicles, the technologies used to win races trickles down into production vehicles – and in the world of electric cars that’s no different.

Last month, we headed to the UK to meet the team at WAE Technologies, a company that spun out of the Williams race team, to find out about its long history, its pivotal role in transforming Formula E, and how the technology WAE Technologies is working on today will have a massive impact on the cars you can buy.
00:00 – Introduction
02:22 – WAE’s involvement with Formula E
06:35 – How different is it to engineer for Formula E versus Formula 1?
09:21 – Generational leaps between different generations of Formula E cars
12:02 – What technologies will come from Formula E to production vehicles?
15:32 – Why companies like WAE are integral to EV adoption and growth
21:42 – Thanks, and Goodbye

Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield

Guests: Craig Wilson, CEO, WAE Technologies
Camera: Editor, Colorist: Michael Horton

Art and Animation: Erin Carlie
Producer: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
© Transport Evolved LLC, 2023

Disclaimer: WAE Technologies provided airfare, lodging and hospitality to enable us to bring you this first-person report.

Transport Evolved retained all editorial control.

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