WAE is to showcase its ultra-high performance electric vehicle platform, EVR, at the E-TECH Europe show in Italy this month.
Designed to accelerate the ambitions of hypercar manufacturers, from start-ups to OEMs, EVR enables brands to launch unique high-performance EVs based on a state-of-the-art yet cost-effective platform.
Just one of three EV-focused technologies on display on its stand at E-Tech Europe – which is held from April 19-20th at the Bologna Exhibition Centre and showcases the latest in advanced solutions across the EV industry – WAE is also displaying its new Scalable Battery Module (SBM) system and will feature the prototype Triumph TE-1 e-motorbike for which it developed a state-of-the-art e-powertrain.
The latest iteration of WAE EV platforms, EVR is focused on the growing electric hypercar sector, with a lightweight composite structure that mounts the high-performance battery system in the middle of the vehicle, optimising centre of gravity.
EVR can support a range of electric hypercar configurations, from track-only vehicles where power-to-weight is maximised to roadgoing models, both open-roof Targa and fixed-roof GT architectures. This is made possible by the architecture’s central tub which has been designed from day one to allow for such flexibility, including open roof design, while still featuring the very latest performance technology such as active aerodynamics.
With a state-of-art 85kWh battery and peak power of 1650kW, EVR enables sub-2.0secs 0-100km/h acceleration and a top speed more than 400kmh (248mph) with a vehicle mass less than 1800kg, along with fast-charging capability of sub-20mins and a range more than 450km (279 miles). All-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive layouts are supported through multiple e-motor configurations.
EVR’s inherent flexibility and modularity means WAE’s offering to customers is unique. For start-ups, EVR provides a complete turnkey solution, with WAE delivering the entire vehicle, with exterior design support supplied by the customer or a WAE partner.
For OEMs, EVR accelerates route to market, with the entire engineering and assembly of the rolling chassis completed by WAE. Capable of being adapted for both the OEM’s design and styling requirements, EVR reduces time from development to market launch.
Craig Wilson, WAE Technologies CEO, said: “WAE has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to one which now employs over 600 people engaged in leading-edge and transformative technologies for a growing list of applications, sectors, and clients. The array of electric vehicle-focused innovations showcased here at E-TECH Europe underscores our capabilities in the development of high-performance solutions for the rapidly expanding EV market, further underpinning the company’s exciting global industrialisation plans.”
Engineered for maximum flexibility for customer requirements, both in terms of interior and exterior design, EVR results in a reduced time to market with class-leading performance, with WAE targeting delivery of a first EVR-based prototype within 12 months from project kick-off to delivery of a first production vehicle in 24 months.
EVR is also ready for a hydrogen future with an EVR-H fuel cell variant also being developed to deliver the equivalent performance of a pure BEV platform but powered by green H2.