India, November 02, 2023 — Montra Electric, the EV Brand of 123 years legacy Murugappa Group, is thrilled to announce winning the esteemed International Red Dot Design Award for 2023 in the “Design Concept” category at Singapore. The company won the award for its Three Wheeler Super Auto under “Innovative Last Mile Mobility Electric Passenger Vehicle”.
This prestigious award stands testament to Super Auto’s exceptional design, which is set to transform the face of last-mile mobility vehicles. This year, from a staggering pool of over 3,400 innovative product submissions from across the globe, a mere 6% were honored with this award. Notably, only 11 entries from the mobility sector secured this accolade. A diverse panel of 22 international experts meticulously evaluated each entry, distinguishing products that exhibit exceptional design while addressing the specific needs of their target audience.
Mr. Sushant Jena, Head, Montra Electric 3W Division said, “We are delighted to win this esteemed award on an international stage. The International Red Dot Design Award is a recognition of our relentless pursuit of purpose led thinking in design excellence and innovation. The Super Auto’s elegant yet functional design is a reflection of our commitment to delivering mobility solutions that transform lives and inspire pride of ownership.”
Mr. Raghavendra C Acharya – Head of Design, Montra Electric (TICMPL) stated, “The Red Dot award is an international seal for excellence in design innovation. The International Red Dot Design Award for the Montra Electric Super Auto is a testament to Montra Electric’s commitment to reimagining last-mile mobility through innovative and user-centric design. It highlights our profound understanding of the end consumer needs/insights and ability to create a differentiated product in a saturated market, in a manner that genuinely resonates with the target consumer. In India and similar markets, there is a growing imperative for a three-wheeler design for last-mile mobility that not only meets functional needs but also enhances the social standing of its users, fostering a sense of pride. One of the most pivotal consumer insights that influenced our design was the concept of “PRESENCE.” This philosophy guided us to craft a dominating experience, both on the road and inside the vehicle. The proportions are critical to the design; it features a dynamic side view silhouette with a forward-leaning stance, taut surfaces and a well-sculpted rear.”
Our design philosophy maintains a balance between visual appeal, affordability, and functionality. The vehicle is designed with superior space management, offering modularity to accommodate a variety of consumer needs, thereby making urban commuting an extraordinary experience.”
Montra Electric continues to drive progress in last-mile mobility with clutter breaking utility led design and performance, offering eco-friendly mobility solutions that are set to redefine the way India moves.
To know more, visit the official Montra Electric website: www.montraelectric.com
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About Montra Electric (TI Clean Mobility Pvt Ltd, Murugappa Group):
Montra Electric operates in the automotive segment by offering cutting-edge product propositions with a vision to improve the quality of life through eco-friendly mobility solutions. The brand has ventured into Three-Wheeler Electric Mobility space and quickly expanding the portfolio. Tl Clean Mobility Pvt Ltd, the owner of Montra Electric Brand is also working on electrifying other categories of Small Commercial, Heavy Commercial and Tractors, committed to building sustainable and green India.
Founded in 1900, the INR 742 billion (INR 74,220 Crores) Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has ten listed Companies traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., CG Power and Industrial Solutions Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd and others. The Group’s businesses serve customers across the length and breadth of India and in over 50 countries with 73,000 employees. Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Montra, Mach City, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor are from the Murugappa stable.