Dyson Enters EV Development

Wednesday 27th September 2017

Yesterday Sir James Dyson, the entrepreneur and inventor behind the Dyson vacuum cleaner manufacturers and their CEO announced to @Dyson employees that they’ve begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to launch in 2020.

Dyson has had a team working secretly on plans for an all-electric vehicle for over two years, and have committed £2bn to develop the solid-state battery technology to power the planned vehicles.

Dyson states in his message to staff that in 1990 the company worked on a cyclonic filter to trap particulate from diesel exhaust. By 1993 they had working prototypes and then developed them further, but no one was interested then, so the development stopped.

Dyson’s ambition to find a solution to air pollution has remained, and now as Dyson admits, it can be solved not at the exhaust but at the source with an electrically powered vehicle.

He has built a team of over 400 already and still recruiting more. This promises to be an interesting development in the automotive and clean energy sector.

Categories: General, Reviews, Technology

Wednesday 27th September 2017


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