19/10/2021

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Ashok Leyland appoints Ex-president and CEO of Aston Martin Andy Palmer as its Executive VC and CEO of EV arm, Auto News, ET Auto

Mumbai: Ashok Leyland has appointed Andy Palmer, the previous CEO of Aston Martin as its Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Change Mobility – the new electrified commercial cars team backed by The Hinduja Group.

The corporation on Friday also announced the official launch of a put together EV operation of Ashok Leyland and its British EV arm Optare to safe a foremost world-wide placement in net zero carbon buses.

A new management workforce has been appointed to leverage the legacy producing and innovation capabilities of Ashok Leyland and Optare whilst applying reducing-edge systems to deliver prospects with field-foremost low price of ownership and net-zero emissions transport remedies globally.

Dheeraj Hinduja, Chairman of Change Mobility, claimed: “Hinduja Group is targeted on providing the desired thrust to our ongoing initiatives in the quickly escalating zero-carbon mobility sector. This is orchestrated by means of combining the state-of-the-art engineering and improvement expertise in the U.K and India to address the need in world-wide marketplaces. I am assured that with Andy Palmer at the helm, we will accelerate our vision to be at the forefront in this industry quickly.”

Palmer will be supported by an expert workforce of professionals to supply the company’s ambitions to be a leader in urban e-mobility. This incorporates the appointment of Nitin Seth as Chief Functioning Officer, Sarwant Singh Saini as Chief Preparing Officer and Roger Blakey as Chief Technical Officer, the corporation claimed in a statement on Friday. The additional management appointments will be announced shortly.

I’m delighted to have become aspect of the Executive Leadership workforce and think we have all the essential ingredients to become a foremost world-wide e-bus and e-truck player, trail-blazing the way to zero-carbon public transport.Andy Palmer

With the put together experience of its teams in the Uk and India, Change will establish on its expertise of getting more than 280 electric cars in support with over 26 million miles included. The company’s prospective has been enhanced by means of technological collaboration with companions which include Siemens to supply e-mobility remedies that currently supply the cheapest Overall Expense of Possession for CV prospects in India. As aspect of its ramp-up, Change has currently signed buyer agreements with foremost logistic operators and secured orders for a 2000-robust e-LCV fleet with buyer trials commencing this thirty day period.Andy Palmer claimed Change holds a one of a kind placement in an more and more competitive marketplace with the company’s EV commercial cars currently clocking millions of miles in support.

“We embrace the ethos of a begin-up and delight in the legacies of mental residence, borne from more than a decade of technological experience and engineering expertise, that is currently revenue-creating and offering for our prospects. I’m delighted to have become aspect of the Executive Leadership workforce and think we have all the essential ingredients to become a foremost world-wide e-bus and e-truck player, trail-blazing the way to zero-carbon public transport,” added Palmer.