Key Structural Technologies

Research and development and delivery of innovative materials and processes has been key for WEV.

For the past 20 years WEV (through its wholly own subsidiary Stalcom) has been developing new ways of combining light materials, including higher strength Aluminium and Magnesium with a variety of Thermoset and Thermoplastic composites to optimise strength and rigidity, while keeping costs to a minimum.

Advanced E-Platform Technology

Flexible, scalable, lightweight and cost-efficient, WEV’s PACES – Passenger And Commercial EV Skateboard – architecture features bespoke aluminium lightweight extrusions and ultra-precise laser-cut and CNC-folded pieces, which ingeniously interlock and bond together, creating a technical innovation known as FlexTech®.


  • FlexTech® is a system of extrusions developed with a unique interlocking feature developed and patented by WEV
  • Interlocking thin-wall extrusion system
  • Creates a bonded and riveted spaceframe structure with extruded joining ‘nodes’
  • Eliminates the need for expensive tooling
  • Allows rapid and low-cost delivery of lightweight aluminium spaceframe structures.
  • When combined with aluminium or thermoplastic-composite in-fill panels, the assembly is ideal for primary chassis and body structures.
Low tooling cost and investment
High strength
Good crash performance
Tough and damage resistant
Fast Prototyping Process
NVH Benefits

WEV Lightweight Laminate (WLL)

  • WLL is a tough, lightweight, hybrid material (patent applied for)
  • Created by sandwiching aluminium between layers of pierce resistant composite (pp/glass)
  • The layers are joined using Powderbond™ joining process
  • The scalable manufacturing process allows specific desirable characteristics to be combined in a single assembly
  • Developed with EV battery applications in mind but with many potential applications.