These INCREDIBLE Battery Smarts From Formula E, Known as “Elysia,” Could Change Batteries FOREVER

From Transport Evolved.

The best innovations in the automotive industry have often come from the motor racing world, thanks to the way in which motor racing tends to push both drivers and cars to their absolute limits.

Traditionally, that’s meant internal combustion engine cars have been able to benefit from race series like Formula 1, NASCAR and much more – but now, in the world of Formula E and Extreme E, companies that have helped bring about both race series are turning their attention to refining race-built technology for everyday use in the real world.

Which is why we recently headed to Oxford, UK to visit WAE Technologies to learn about it’s brand new Elysia battery technology.

With a pedigree that can trace its roots back to Frank Williams and his famous Formula 1 race team, WAE Technology has just unveiled a new, smarter way to get lithium-ion battery packs working harder, charging faster, and lasting longer – all without any changes to existing battery cell chemistry.

How is it done? We’re about to find out.

Presenter: Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield

Guests: Joe Jones
Melissa He
Tim Engstrom
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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