Caterham’s boss Ansar Ali has told AutoCar that the company plans on revealing its plans to go electric within six months. Ali said that Caterham is talking to several parties that are interested in working with the company.
“We”re trying to pull together some partners and there a lot who want to be associated with us,” he told the publication. “We want to do this properly and with the right partners, not just stick batteries in the back of a Seven.”
He said that the Caterham team still has to be convinced that an electric powertrain could work in its vehicles and that it would be up to its partners to convince them otherwise. Ali said that Caterham has no plans to produce a road-going electric-car and that any initial electric Caterham vehicle would be a racing car.
“We have no plans to produce an electric Seven,” he said. “We”re looking at motorsport applications but there”s uncertainty as to whether an electric car could handle race conditions.”
– By: Kap Shah