Dyson to produce an electric vehicle
Well-known vacuum maker, Dyson, is reportedly building an electric vehicle with funding from the UK government.
UK GOVERNMENT documents reveal that well-known vacuum maker, Dyson, which is famous for producing the sort of motors needed for efficient and powerful electric products, think hand dryers, the bladeless fan and its non-suction-loss vacuums.
Last year, UK publications asked Dyson if it was working on an electric vehicle due to industry rumours, and its CEO Max Conze responded that the company was “unhealthily obsessive when it comes to taking apart our products to make them better”.
Now, UK governement documents reveal that Dyson is indeed going to build a battery-powered electric vehicle and UK taxpayers are going to foot the bill. At least in part.
“The government is funding Dyson to develop a new battery electric vehicle at their headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. This will secure £174m of investment in the area, creating over 500 jobs, mostly in engineering,” said the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan, published this week.
The Guardian asked Dyson to comment on the Government paper, and a spokesperson responded: “We never comment on products that are in development”.
Last year, Dyson purchased a solid-state battery company, called Sakti3 and, at the time, company founder, Sir James Dyson said the company had “developed a breakthrough in battery technology”.