The British Inventor Sir James Dyson has announced that his company, best known for its vacuum cleaners, plans to build an electric car that will be “radically different” from current.
The British company plans to launch the car by 2020, and has committed to investing £2 billion (about $2.68 billion or €2.85 billion, in the project. More than 400 people, including Dyson engineers and others, are already working on bringing Dyson electric vehicles to life.
“The team is already over 400 strong, and we are recruiting aggressively. I’m committed to investing 2 billion pounds on this endeavor.” Dyson said in email to employees. “Dyson has begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to be launched by 2020.”
— Dyson (@Dyson) 26 September 2017
James Dyson wouldn’t release details about the vehicle, citing fierce competition in the auto industry “The project will grow quickly from here, but at this stage, we will not release any information,” he said in a statement. “Competition for new technology in the automotive industry is fierce, and we must do everything we can to keep the specifics of our car confidential.”
Dyson has been working on vehicle technology on and off since 1990, when its engineers designed a filter that could trap diesel pollutants.
“Rather than filtering emissions at the exhaust pipe, today we have the ability to solve it at the source,” Dyson said in Tuesday’s statement. “It is our obligation to offer a solution to the world’s largest single environmental risk.”[source: BBC]