Dyson confirms plans to build electric car by 2020

British company to spend two billion on the project with claims that its vehicles will be "radical and different"

Dyson confirms plans to build electric car by 2020
The vacuum cleaner company is already developing its plans ahead of a 2020 launch date for a brand-new electric vehicle.

Dyson has confirmed that it is to launch a battery-powered electric car by 2020 and has committed to spending two billion pound on developing solid-state battery technology to power the vehicles.

Plans are currently under development Dyson’s Wiltshire headquarters by a team of forty people.

Specific vehicle details have not yet been announced but the vehicles are reported to be designed for the tech-orientated market.

Solid-state battery technology will power the cars, a technological development over the current lithium-ion batteries.

Solid-state battery packs have a higher energy density, are quicker to charge, cooler during operation and have the potential to be more powerful.

Reports suggest that Toyota is the only vehicle manufacturer with plans to introduce solid-state batteries within the coming decade.

Speaking to Reuters, a Dyson spokesperson said: “Wherever we make the battery, we’ll make the car, that’s logical.

“So we want to be near our suppliers, we want to be in a place that welcomes us and is friendly to us, and where it is logistically most sensible.”

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