16 September, 2019
Supports IIT Bombay students’ participation in the Formula Student UK 2019
Tata Motors has collaborated with IIT Bombay Racing Team, sponsoring a team of 70 budding engineers to fulfill their aspirations of developing an electric race car "EVoK". IIT Bombay Racing is India’s premier Formula Student Electric team with a vision to "Revolutionize Electric Mobility in India focusing on sustainable technologies and innovations". This electrified team competed at the prestigious international competition, Formula Student UK 2019, held annually after the British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit in the UK in July. The team achieved an all-time best overall rank of 30 out of the 118 participating teams and secured the third position amongst the teams competing in the electric car space.
The Tata Motors’ Electric Vehicle Business Unit (EVBU) has been supporting the IIT Bombay Racing Team for the past four years as a key sponsor, but this year they took this collaboration to the next level by mentoring and providing expert insights and granting unprecedented access to industry-grade testing facilities including the high-speed ERC test track in Pune. The IIT Bombay students were also awarded with two-month internship opportunities at Tata Motors as a part of their association to further hone their skills.
According to Mr. Shailesh Chandra, President – Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, Tata Motors Ltd., said, “Staying true to the company’s testament of making an impact in advancing the skills of the country’s youth, this partnership presented us with an opportunity to not only mentor promising young engineers but also enable them to represent the country and compete at an international platform. We are proud of the efforts made by the students of the IIT Bombay Racing team by developing their most advanced Electric racing vehicle yet and accomplishing one of their best ranks in the competition till date.”
Tata Motors has rolled out a 4-part campaign that focuses on the team’s journey from the inception to the development of ‘EVoK’, the electric race car, and the team’s success at the Formula Student UK 2019. The campaign attempts to generate awareness about e-mobility, make electric vehicles mainstream and dispel myths associated with EV technology. The campaign has become a huge success online and has garnered over 2 Lakh views on our Social Media Platform. Watch the journey of IIT Bombay students as they turn their dreams into reality,
About Tata Motors:
Tata Motors Limited (NYSE: TTM; BSE: 500570 and 570001; NSE: TATAMOTORS and TATAMTRDVR), a USD 44 billion organization, is a leading global automobile manufacturer of cars, utility vehicles, pick-ups, trucks and buses. Part of the USD 110 billion Tata group, Tata Motors is India’s largest and the only OEM offering extensive range of integrated, smart and e-mobility solutions. It has operations in India, the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa, and Indonesia through a strong global network of 134 subsidiaries, associate companies and joint ventures, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea.
With a focus on engineering and tech enabled automotive solutions catering to the future of mobility, Tata Motors is India’s market leader in commercial vehicles and amongst the top four in the passenger vehicles market. With ‘Connecting Aspirations’ at the core of its brand promise, the company’s innovation efforts are focused to develop pioneering technologies that are sustainable as well as suited to evolving aspirations of the market and the customers. Tata Motors strives to bring new products that fire the imagination of GenNext customers, fueled by state of the art design and R&D centers located in India, UK, US, Italy and South Korea. Internationally, Tata commercial and passenger vehicles are marketed in countries, spread across Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS, and Russia.