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).