Dyson Plans to Build First Electric Car by 2020

The genius company that began manufacturing advanced vacuum cleaners, Dyson, may pursue making another type of dependable machine that people typically use everyday – vehicles. They have set their sights high and have big plans for three separate models of electric vehicles, and the first should be presented by 2020. There is already a team of 400 people working actively on the development, and Dyson has doubled the number of scientists running the battery development initiatives in the last year.

The initial vehicle that Dyson plans to roll out will act as a confirmation for the concept, and low quantities (less than 1,000) of the vehicles will be built. The initial concept will give Dyson insight as to how to allocate their resource chain, consumer base, and marketing direction. While pricing has not yet been established, it is hypothesized that the vehicles will be classified in the premium segment, as the vacuum cleaners already are.  

Dyson is considering utilizing lithium-ion battery cells that have liquid electrolyte instead of solid-state battery cells that they had been longing to incorporate into their electric cars. The company bought a startup company that manufactured solid-state cells in 2015, however the founder of the startup is no longer with Dyson. The privately owned firm does, however, hold the patents and intellectual property of the startup.  

After the initial vehicle is released, two years later two more models are anticipated to be launched and will be manufactured at higher quantities. It is projected that the later models will be mechanized with solid-state battery cells. If Dyson can fulfill this need in 2022 as they expect, they will be able to be ahead of Toyota, who has mentioned that solid-state cells are necessary to make electric vehicles affordable, realistic, and safe. “The automobile industry is contributing negatively to fossil fuels, and safety is not currently one of the strong points,” remarked Jason Hennessey, marketing consultant for Miami Accident Lawyer. Any improvement in the transportation industry would be welcome, and may become necessary in the future.

It is hypothesized that the vehicles may be constructed with extremely lightweight resources, according to Dyson core research. Even considerable structural portions could be made from plastics, similar to the BMW i3, which has a plastic body shell reinforced with carbon fiber. Lighter vehicles would be able to run on much more efficient battery usage. There could also be much more flexibility in regards to the design, shape, and form of the cars. Sir James Dyson even made the assertion that the initial Dyson electric vehicle could be extremely visually dissimilar to the way current cars are designed.

Dyson has not yet established where they will end up manufacturing the vehicles, although Malaysia, Singapore, China, and the UK are options for the work location. There is already an established enthusiasm in Asia for working technology, and Dyson believes having employees in various time zones will allow for the development of ideas around the clock.

Author: Brandon Park