Burgess has a few years of worldwide automotive design expertise, and has labored on some of essentially the most legendary and iconic automobiles in automotive historical past – together with the Bentley Arnage in 1998, Aston Martin’s DB9 within the mid 2000s, and extra not too long ago the Jaguar XF, F-Type, F-Pace SUV, XE, as effectively 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,” mentioned Bhavish Aggarwal, chairman and group CEO, Ola.
Burgess has spent virtually three a long time designing autos for almost all of British premium automotive producers, from Rolls Royce and Bentley in his early profession, to Aston Martin and Jaguar Landrover to extra not too long ago Lotus. Notably, he was the chief designer for the Jaguar F-Type sports activities automotive, after which 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,” mentioned Burgess.
Ola is gearing as much as launch the primary in its vary of electrical scooters within the coming months. The electrical two-wheeler is anticipated to be priced aggressively to make it accessible to all and can assist speed up India’s transition to sustainable, clear and electrical mobility.