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Amara Automotive founder: I left my ‘dream role’ for my startup – Fi5

Amara Automotive founder
Image credit: Amara Automotive / UKTN.

Tamara Ivancova is the founder of Amara Automotive, a mobility startup developing sustainable vehicles. Its first vehicle is a four-wheeled electric bike.

Before Amara Automotive, Ivancova was the aerodynamic development intern with the Scuderia AlphaTauri F1 Team. The mobility startup was established last year and is currently a team of 3 based at the University of Southampton.

Amara Automotive’s Elecy is a 45kg electric bike with a range of over 60km and is designed to be used within a cycle lane.

In this week’s Founder in Five Q&A, Ivancova discusses leaving a “childhood dream role” in F1 to pursue her own company.

1. Which company’s growth story are you most impressed with?

Tamara Ivancova: I am most impressed by Tesla’s growth story and how they’ve managed to revolutionise the entire automotive industry since its creation in 2008....