An MP visited an advanced design centre which is only the third of its kind in the world.

North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis recently visited the new Mahindra Advanced Design Europe (MADE) design centre on the Mahindra campus in Banbury.

Mrs Prentis was given a tour by MADE Chief Design Officer, Pratap Bose, and Design Director, Cosimo Amadei, who showed her the state-of-the-art design facilities they have installed.

Mrs Prentis said: “On the tour, I was pleased to meet their brilliant team of 30 staff, many of whom have been recruited locally.

“This studio is only Mahindra’s third in the world and will be the main design centre for their Born Electric range of e-SUVs.

“I was very lucky to get a sneak peek at the SUV prototypes, which only launched this Monday.

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While I was on the Mahindra campus, I also got to visit the Mahindra Racing building, the home of the Mahindra Formula E team.

“CEO and Team Principal, Dilbagh Gill, and CFO, Chandrashekhar Joshi, gave me a tour of the many design spaces and workshops within the facility.

“I was also shown different generations of their Formula E car, as well as the many components which go into them.

“A real treat was seeing their racing simulators being used by the drivers in preparation for the Seoul ePrix.

“It is brilliant to see Mahindra investing and expanding Banbury.”


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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