Watt Electric Vehicle Company’s PACES (Passenger And Commercial EV Skateboard) modular architecture can be applied to almost any size or shape of EV – across FWD, RWD and AWD layouts – and is capable of complying with National and European Small Series Type Approval standards.
The key to PACES’ capability is its innovative, multi material, primary structure, featuring an integrated cell to chassis battery system allowing the entire platform to be lightweight and structurally efficient.
The PACES platform can be tailored to fit customers projects with different drivetrain and packaging requirements, from small city cars, passenger cars and SUV’s through to ultra-high performance sports cars.
WEV developed and built its own Coupe model as a research project in optimising the strong yet lightweight structure. As any chassis engineer will attest, the structural stiffness is the secret to a great handling / riding car.
The WEV Coupe was developed to demonstrate the flexibility and benefits of the company’s flexible PACES platform. A 1950s-inspired, two-seat fixed head sports car, focused on driver involvement and engagement, with near 50:50 weight distribution, a kerb weight of less than 1,000kg and a communicative chassis exhibiting carefully-honed ride, handling and steering characteristics. Its mid-mounted electric motor produces 85kW which, when combined with a 40kWh battery, provides WLTP range of 350kms.
The Coupe showcases the ability to take a product from concept to functional road-going prototype in just six months, the adoption of the PACES platform dramatically reducing design and manufacturing resources and lead times when compared to traditional automotive practices. Sophisticated PACES bonded aluminium platform Excellent safety and crash performance 40kWh battery 85kW mid-mounted motorSub-1000kg kerb weight 0-100kph in just over five seconds 350km WLTP range