Electrifying US DoD Vehicle Fleets

Jankel and Williams offer electric vehicle technology to US Dept. of Defense.

07 October 2021
Extreme E series tests WAE battery tech to the limits (Photo: Extreme E)


Electric vehicle (EV) technologies will be offered to the US defence market for legacy and new vehicle fleets by Jankel and Williams Advanced Engineering.

Jankel, a provider of defence, security and NGO protection systems, and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE); born out of the UK Formula 1 Williams Racing Team, will work on joint projects to electrify legacy and new military vehicle fleets across the US Department of Defense.

Jankel’s US South Carolina-based Jankel Tactical Systems has extensive experience designing, manufacturing and delivering vehicle related technology and integration solutions in the US defence market.

Williams Advanced Engineering are renowned for providing echnical innovation, engineering and specialist electric vehicle solutions across multiple applications. Proven out in the   Formula E and Extreme E arena, WAE  is a pioneer in battery systems, battery management and EV drivetrain solutions across a wide range of sectors including motorsport, transport, mining and defence.       

The partnership will combine complementary technologies and capabilities to help progress military hybrid and electrification projects, from a light tactical vehicle to a main battle tank.

The experience, innovation and engineering expertise of both companies will be combined to leverage the integration, problem solving, and tailored approach required to solve the military problem set - mobility, sustainability and efficiency. 

Andrew Jankel Chairman of the Jankel Group said: “Jankel is historically known around the world for providing outstanding vehicle survivability conversions and complex systems integrations.   However, in line with our new company strategy we are also expanding our expertise to incorporate advanced technologies  including remote autonomous systems, cyber security and platform electrification”.