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Saturday, March 26, 2016

A Vacuum Company Wants to Start Building Electric Cars


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It seems like everyone these days wants to get into the electric car game. Apple and Google, for example, will have their own cars on the road in the next few years. But they could be met with some stiff competition from…Dyson?
That’s right, Dyson. Arguably one of the most popular vacuum companies—judging by the amount of TV commercials they have—will allegedly get into the electric vehicle game. The report stems from The Guardian, which cites a few uncovered government documents.

Like its vacuums, the electric vehicle is said to use a number of small, but highly efficient motors. Unlike its vacuums, most of the production of this vehicle will be funded by the British government.

“The government is funding Dyson to develop a new battery electric vehicle at their headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire,” read the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan. “This will secure £174 million in investment in the area, creating over 500 jobs, mostly in engineering.”


But this isn’t some out-of-nowhere attempt to coup with Apple and Google, Dyson has been secretly working on this electric vehicle for over a year. In October, Dyson purchased battery company Sakti3 for $90m, citing it had “developed a breakthrough in battery technology.”

Even earlier than that, CEO Max Conze, was questioned about the possibility of an electric vehicle, to which he stated, “We are ruling nothing out. Like our friends in Cupertino [Apple] we are also unhealthily obsessive when it comes to taking apart our products to make them better.”

It’s an interesting possibly for sure. Let’s just hope Dyson’s electric cars doesn’t…suck (sorry).