Two heavyweights in the world of high-performance battery technology are teaming up to create the world's first lithium-sulfur battery-powered luxury boat. Motorsport supplier Williams Advanced Engineering and lithium-sulfur specialist Oxis Energy will collaborate on a 400-kWh battery pack meant to power a new day boat for up to 100 nautical miles a charge.
Both located in Oxfordshire, England, Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) and Oxis Energy look to apply emerging lithium-sulfur battery technology to the marine sector. We last saw Oxis putting lithium-sulfur to work in the air when it provided the lightweight, power-dense battery pack at the heart of the 230-mile (370-km) eColt electric airplane. Williams was the original battery supplier for Formula E racing, a role it's set to take on again for the 2022/23 season. It also supplies the batteries for the ETCR and Extreme E series. The two companies have a history of previous collaborations, including the Lithium Sulfur Future Automotive Battery project.