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Dyson sweeps new car test track

by on31 August 2018

We would not expect it to be cheap, but it probably will not suck

James Dyson, billionaire British inventor of the expensive bagless vacuum cleaner, outlined plans to build new testing facilities and invest another $150 million to develop an electric car to be launched by 2020.

He published details of a planning application to build over ten miles of test track on a former World War Two airfield in Wiltshire, western England. Dyson is betting on its engineering expertise honed in producing innovative vacuum cleaners and other products like bladeless fans and air purifiers to break into the global automotive industry.

 “We are now firmly focused on the next stage of our automotive project, strengthening our credentials as a global research and development organization”, Dyson said.

The company has a 400-strong team of engineers working on the car project in Malmesbury, Wiltshire and outlined plans to develop a building complex that can accommodate over 2,000 people.

If the planning application is successful, it would take Dyson’s total investment so far in electric cars to 200 million pounds.


Last modified on 31 August 2018
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