Ola Announces Global Engineering and Vehicle Design Center in UK

Being termed as Ola Futurefoundry, the company will invest over US$100M in the development in the next 5 years
  • Published On: 28/04/22
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  • It will have a staff of over 200 designers and automotive engineers
  • It will work in sync with Ola designers and engineers in Bangalore
  • This centre in UK will focus on vehicle R&D around new energy systems

Ola Electric has announced plans to establish a global center for advanced engineering and vehicle design in Coventry, UK. Being termed as Ola Futurefoundry, the company will invest over US$100M in the development of this global hub for the best automotive design and engineering talent in the world. This centre will work in-sync with the design and engineering teams based at Ola Campus in Bangalore, India. It will house global talent across multiple disciplines of 2W and 4W vehicle design, advanced high-performance automotive engineering, digital & physical modeling and more.


The global centre in the UK will also house talent that will focus on vehicle R&D around new energy systems including cell technologies. “We want to create a world class design and R&D team with global sensibilities. Ola Futurefoundry is an important step in building a multi-disciplinary team that is agile, flexible, and responsive to the various needs of our consumers around the world. We are setting up in Coventry a global epicenter of automotive and technology talent. Futurefoundry will supplement and collaborate with our core team in Bangalore, India to deliver exciting new EVs across two-wheeler, four-wheeler and other form factors.” said Wayne Burgess, Vice President of Vehicle Design, Ola Electric.
The global centre in Coventry will have a staff of over 200 designers and automotive engineers. It will also partner with world class education and research institutions in the UK to collaborate on technology research and development. Bhavish Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Ola said “At Ola we are building the future of mobility and continue to attract the best global talent across disciplines. Ola Futurefoundry will enable us to tap into the fantastic automotive design & engineering talent in the UK to create the next generation of electric vehicles. Futurefoundry will work in close collaboration with our headquarters in Bangalore, India to help us build the future of mobility as we make EVs affordable across the world.”

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