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Ola setting up Futurefoundry in UK, creating $100-mn vehicle design centre

Recent $200 mn funding to help Ola speed up development of other vehicle platforms, including e-motorbike, mass market scooter and electric car


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Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
After raising over $200 million from investors at a $5 billion valuation, Ola Electric, the ride-hailing firm’s electric vehicle (EV) arm, is setting up Ola Futurefoundry, its global centre for advanced engineering and vehicle design. This centre will be based in Coventry, UK, a global hub for the best automotive design and engineering talent in the world.

SoftBank-backed Ola will invest over $100 million over the next 5 years into the state-of-the-art centre and staff it with over 200 designers and automotive engineers. The centre will also partner with world-class education and research institutions in the UK to collaborate on

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First Published: Jan 27 2022 | 4:17 PM IST

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