Ola global center in the UK will focus on advanced engineering and vehicle design – a step that can help it become a real good international player…
Ola Electric, India’s leading manufacturer of EVs, is working hard on their mission to transition the world to more sustainable mobility solutions. And as one of their latest steps, they have announced the establishment of their global center for advanced engineering and vehicle design – Ola FutureFoundry.
This center will be based in Coventry, U.K. and is considered to be a global hub for the best automotive design and engineering talent in the world.
Ola is going to invest over $100M in the next 5 years into what they describe will be a state-of-the-art center and will staff it with over 200 designers and automotive engineers.
The center is also going to partner with world class education and research institutions in the U.K. to collaborate on technology research and development.
Ola further explains that the Futurefoundry is going to work in-sync with the design and engineering teams that are based at Ola Campus in Bangalore, India.
It will house global talent across multiple disciplines related to 2-wheeler and 4-wheeler vehicle design, advanced high-performance automotive engineering, digital & physical modeling and more. It is also going to house talent that will focus on vehicle R&D around new energy systems including cell technologies.
Regarding the announcement, Mr. 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.”
Bhavish has already sneaked its future electric car prototype – a strategy that is being seen as a step too quick even before settling down with tons of issues with its electric scooters.