By MT Bureau| May 04, 2021

Ola Electric Appoints Wayne Burgess As Head Of Vehicle Design

Ola Electric has roped in ex-Jaguar design director Wayne Burgess as Head of Vehicle Design for its entire product range, including scooters, bikes, cars and more.

Burgess brings with him a welt of international experience, having worked with British brands like Bentley, Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguar and Lotus. Burgess was the chief designer at Jaguar and was responsible for creating Jaguar F-Type sports car and F-Pace SUV.

Burgess will split his time between the firm’s two design studios in London and Bengaluru. Ola is gearing to launch the first electric scooter of its range in the coming months.

Commenting about the appointment, Bhavish Aggarwal, Chairman and Group CEO, 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.”

Expressing his interest in joining ola, 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.” (MT)

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