Inspired by the DFV engine, we have been working with Gardner Douglas Sports Cars to develop their Lola T70 Moda from a space frame chassis to integrate structural batteries into their new carbon fibre monocoque chassis. Structural batteries:
Are 3½ stiffer than ‘Blue Book’ steel trussed frame equivalent.
Provide 50% of total chassis torsional stiffness.
Estimated energy density of 271 wh/kg.
Thanks to Aerospace UP programme for funding this project – we could not have done this without you.