Ola has appointed Wayne Burgess as Design Head for its entire vehicle range including scooters, bikes, cars and more. Bringing in an experience of almost three decades in vehicle design, Wayne is credited for creating some of the most legendary and iconic cars such as Bentley Arnage, Aston Martin DB9, Jaguar XF, Jaguar F-Type, Jaguar F-Pace SUV and Jaguar XE. He has worked for a plethora of luxury car brands like Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Jaguar Landrover and Lotus in his illustrious career so far.
Commenting on 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.” Wayne was at the helm of Jaguar F-Type coupe as the Chief Designer while he also took the responsibility of Studio Director for the Jaguar F-Pace SUV.
Expressing his keen interest to take charge of vehicle design 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.” Ola is all set to launch its first all-electric scooter in the coming months in India which will be rolled out from the Ola Futurefactory in Tamil Nadu, India. The Ola Futurefactory will be the world’s largest two-wheeler factory when fully operational at 10 million-a-year capacity next year. The factory will start manufacturing the Ola Scooter as soon as its first phase of 2 million annual capacity is ready this summer.