With minimal set up investment, with no expensive tooling, just jigs and fixtures, our technologies unleash the potential for low volume and niche programs. The technology also enables minimal penalties in terms of unit cost (BOM) and weight compared to unique tooled up structures. Targeting low investment, low to medium volume lightweight vehicles, these innovations represent a major game changer for niche vehicle manufacturers.
Watt Electric Vehicle Company has its own breakthrough, propriety PACES (Passenger and Commercial EV Skateboard) platform:
PACES uses the Flex-Tech® lightweight interlocking extrusion system and laser-cut/cnc-folded aluminium sheet with chemical pre-treatment, high strength structural adhesive, single stage cure, powdercoat and finishing to deliver accurate, stiff and durable core structures.
When this is combined with pierce resistant WEV Lightweight Laminate as an integral battery baseplate, and the adoption of Battery Direct to Chassis build philosophy, an integrated structural battery is realised which further increases the weight saving and allows the entire platform to be very stiff and structurally efficient.
PACES 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.
PACES is composed of novel lightweight extrusions and precision laser cut components that interlock and bond together in an innovative single stage coat and cure process, a patent protected chassis architecture system called FlexTech.
PACES vehicle platforms are low cost, structurally efficient and very accurate, requiring little upfront investment in expensive tooling or post-assembly machining, reducing manufacturing cost.