Ola Electric, the manufacturer of EVs is going to hire over 200 designers and automotive engineers for Futurefoundry, its UK-based global centre for advanced engineering and vehicle design.
According to the official communique, the company has announced that it is going to invest over USD 100 Million over the next 5 years into the state-of-the-art centre. This centre will be based in Coventry, the UK, a global hub for the best automotive design and engineering talent in the world. It 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 epicentre 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 in the communique.
Ola Futurefoundry workers 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 modelling and more.
Commenting on the move, 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.”