Ola Electric has announced the appointment of Wayne Burgess as head of vehicle design for its entire product range including scooters, bikes, cars, and more said a company statement.
Burgess has many years of international automotive design experience and has worked on some of the most legendary and iconic cars in automotive history – including the Bentley Arnage in 1998, Aston Martin’s DB9 in the mid-2000s, and more recently the Jaguar XF, F-Type, F-Pace SUV, XE, as well as many others.
“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,” said Bhavish Aggarwal, chairman, and group CEO, Ola.
Burgess has spent almost three decades designing vehicles 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, he was the chief designer for the Jaguar F-Type sports car, and then studio director for the Jaguar F-Pace SUV.
“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,” said Burgess.
Ola is gearing up to launch the first in its range of electric scooters in the coming months. The electric two-wheeler is expected to be priced aggressively to make it accessible to all and will help accelerate India’s transition to sustainable, clean, and electric mobility.
Source: The Economics Times