Dyson to launch electric car in 2020 with support from British government
By: Fedora Atjeh | 9/28/2017 12:46:00 AM
Surely the name Dyson sounds to you. Not to be missed, as it is one of the most powerful and advanced vacuum cleaner manufacturing companies in the world. Well, after successfully sucking dirt with its unfiltered cyclonic vortices (and other lesser-known technological inventions), the British firm is going to move to all four wheels. It has been Dyson herself who has confirmed the news, revealing some details of a project that was almost an open secret. It will be a 100% electric car that will go into production in Britain by 2020, is already in the process of development and has the support of the government of the British Isles.
On the intrinsic characteristics of the vehicle have not yet announced anything, but will not be a competitor of the Nissan LEAF or Renault Zoe. Far from being a mass electric car, it will be a more techie product and pulling towards the premium segment, more focused to compete with the market that currently almost monopolizes Tesla. On Dyson's part, the project is funded initially with £ 2 billion and the first step has been to set up specific facilities in Wiltshire's headquarters and where a team of 400 people has been recruited.
Sir James Dyson said that "pollution is a problem that is being ignored. Governments are subsidizing the so-called 'clean diesel' from manufacturers who have deceived the population and circumvented the laws, and the result are polluted cities."
Dyson has long taken the initiative to minimize the environmental pollution produced by cars at the source by developing new, less polluting batteries and subsequently betting on the manufacture of components for electric vehicles. Now you want to unite all your technologies in one product.
With so much evidence, for almost a decade Dyson has been linked in England with different projects of electric cars but systematically have been denied until now. In fact, James Dyson himself joked long ago that "his digital engine could move a car" although in reality they would not have plans to carry it out, something that seems not to have been completely true.
What's more, lately and before the official announcement, Dyson has been busy shadowing automotive industry figures such as David Wyer (ex-director of Aston Martin), the same path that followed his predecessor months ago, Ian Minards, who also finished in Dyson. Confirmation of the future Dyson car has been an almost obligatory move, especially after earlier this year the brand of vacuum cleaners hired Ricardo Reyes, Tesla's former communications executive.
Prior to all this, it should be added that last year an official document reflected the following: "The Government will finance Dyson for the development of a new electric vehicle battery at its facilities in Malmesburo, Wiltshire. millions of pounds in the area, creating more than 500 jobs, mostly for engineers. "
Until 2020, Dyson has just two years to complete a development that should already be quite advanced, so it should not be long before we know more details about a project than right now. we know a render. Something that can sometimes even be positive. After Aspark (Japanese company of medical robots) presented in Frankfurt its ultra-fast electric Owl, this war seems to aim at anyone who has something to do with a plug.