Tata Motors Sponsors GenZ’s Interest in Developing EV

Supports IIT Bombay students’ participation in the Formula Student UK 2019

Tata Motors has collaborated with IIT Bombay Racing Team

Tata Group’s automotive manufacturer 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 UKin July.

Tata Motors GenZ

Also, this team has achieved an all-time best overall rank of 30 out of the 118 participants and secured 3rd position amongst the teams competing in electric car category.

The company’s Electric Vehicle Business Unit (EVBU) has been supporting IIT Bombay racing team for the past 4 years as a key sponsor, but this year they are also providing expert insights and granting unprecedented access to industry-grade testing facilities including the high-speed ERC test track in Pune.

Besides, IIT Bombay students were also awarded with 2-month internship at Tata Motors as a part of their association to further hone their skills.

Commenting on the development, Tata Motors Ltd, President – Electric Mobility Business & Corporate Strategy, Shailesh Chandra 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 Racing team by developing their most advanced Electric racing vehicle yet and accomplishing one of their best ranks in the competition till date.”

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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