TVS Motor’s Senior VP Dr. S J Dhinagar moves to Ola Electric as Head of Vehicle Engineering, Auto News, ET Auto

 Dr. S J Dhinagar
Dr. S J Dhinagar

Ola Electric, it is learnt, to have roped in TVS Motor’s senior vice president (VP) – state-of-the-art engineering Samraj Jabez Dhinagar, to lead its motor vehicle engineering programmes. At this stage, it would be primarily for two- and 3-wheelers.

Dhinagar, a PhD holder in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras, experienced a stint of near to 20 decades at TVS Motor, exactly where he was also participating in a crucial position in producing electric powered automobile (EV) initiatives, which include the iQube electric scooter. He moved out of TVS Motor in the third week of February. Dhinagar was also the co-chairman of SIAM’s Electric powered Mobility Group.

Dhinagar, who is now in the thirtieth year of his automotive career, experienced an 8-and-a-fifty percent-yr stint at Tata Motors wherever he commenced his occupation at its Engineering Exploration Centre in Pune. There he labored on the Indica and Indigo assignments. Soon after that he joined Basic Electrical and was Guide Engineer – Regulate Techniques for virtually two a long time.

Ola Electric’s appointment of Dhinagar arrives when the startup is also struggling with challenges in offering its goods according to the initial strategies. For illustration, the shipping and delivery of its maiden item observed delays, and also the initial batches do not present the complete listing of attributes. The missing characteristics are becoming planned to be included by program updates. Bringing in a really-seasoned expertise into the system will not only be important to create new merchandise, but also to set up, streamline procedures and assistance keep away from good quality difficulties that may perhaps hamper industry prospective buyers.

Dhinagar’s complex competence and knowledge in the electrical mobility place and its linked laws could be really helpful for Ola Electric, which also options to enter the electric powered car segment.

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