India’s largest mobility platform Ola’s electric vehicle (EV) arm, Ola Electric, has appointed Wayne Burgess, as Head of Vehicle Design for its entire product range including scooters, bikes, cars, and more.
May 04, 2021. By Manu Tayal
India’s largest mobility platform Ola’s electric vehicle (EV) arm, Ola Electric, has appointed Wayne Burgess, as Head of Vehicle Design for its entire product range including scooters, bikes, cars and more.
Commenting on Wayne Burgess’ appointment, Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO of Ola, said, “Wayne is a fantastic addition to our leadership team and will bring global appeal and design aesthetic to our industry changing electric vehicles. As the world moves to EVs, the vehicle form factors will be fundamentally reimagined. Wayne’s expertise in designing some of the most legendary vehicles will also be helpful in bringing these new form factors to consumers. I look forward to collaborating with him to build the most iconic range of EVs in the world.”
Wayne brings with him almost three decades experience in international automotive designing for the majority of British premium automotive manufacturers, from Rolls Royce and Bentley in his early career, to Aston Martin and Jaguar Landrover to, more recently, Lotus. Notably, Wayne was the Chief Designer for the Jaguar F-Type sports car, and then Studio Director for the Jaguar F-Pace SUV.
Upon his appointment at Ola Electric, Wayne Burgess said, “I am looking forward to my work at Ola Electric and to the opportunity to lead a team that will work on designing cutting-edge electric vehicles for the world. I am thrilled to be part of Ola as it accelerates on its path to become a leader in global EV solutions.”
Further, Ola has been planning to launch the first in its range of electric scooters in the coming months, from the Ola Futurefactory which is being built at record-speed in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
This factory is expected to be the world’s largest two-wheeler factory when fully operational at 10 million-a-year capacity next year. It will start manufacturing Ola Scooter as soon as its first phase of 2 million annual capacity is ready this summer.
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