EP28 Beyond Journeys: Simon Dowson, Managing Director, Delta Cosworth: The business of electrification
This is a conversation with Simon Dowson
🎙️ Simon is Managing Director of Silverstone-based Delta Cosworth. After gaining a degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Warwick University, he joined Reynard Motorsport on a graduate scheme and went on to become Operations Manager responsible for the day to day running and production of the Race Car division. Following the demise of Reynard, he went on to form Delta, a motorsport consultancy in 2005. Delta has since broadened its capabilities significantly across the electric and hybrid sector and work covers three main product areas; an ultra-low-emissions battery charger, vehicle “platform” engineering and control and high-power battery systems. Delta was acquired by Cosworth in March 2021, adding electrification to 60 years of Cosworth engineering excellence.
🎧 In this episode of the Beyond Journeys series on the @Boundless Podcast, Simon talks about:
💡 1.) starting out in motorsports and how he transitioned to battery technology over a decade ago, way ahead of the market
💡 2.) How the technology used in road vehicles is now more advanced than racing vehicles
💡 3.) His reaction when the UK government announced that new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars will be banned from sale in 2030
💡 4.) the biggest challenges in battery technology
💡 5.) the acquisition of Delta into the Cosworth group and what it means for the business going forward
This is the Beyond Journeys series on the Boundless Podcast, we are exploring how the electrification of road travel will impact our lives and environment.
Discover more at https://boundlesspodcast.co.uk/beyond-journeys-series/