Dont Expect Any Details of Dysons Upcoming EV


first_img Man Completes ‘World’s Longest’ Journey By EVNissan’s Recycled EV Batteries Power ‘Off-Grid’ Adventures Stay on target James Dyson has changed the way we use vacuum cleaners, bladeless fans, and hair dryers. But can he change the way we use cars?The British inventor this week announced his company’s plan to build a battery electric vehicle, due out by 2020.This is a long time coming for Dyson, which began work in 1990 on a cyclonic filter to trap harmful exhaust particles.“To our chagrin, nobody at the time was interested in employing our diesel exhaust capture system and we stopped the project,” the chief engineer wrote in a company-wide memo, chiding governments that have since encouraged “oxymoronically designed” clean diesel engines.In the decades since, Dyson—the man and the firm—has continued innovating: most notably via digital motors and energy storage systems inside its Supersonic hair dryer and cord-free vacuums.“It has remained my ambition to find a solution to the global problem of air pollution,” Dyson said.“We finally have the opportunity to bring all our technologies together into a single product,” he continued. “Rather than filtering emissions at the exhaust pipe, today we have the ability to solve it at the source.”Rumors of a Dyson EV began swirling early last year, after the UK government published a document detailing transport, energy, communications, and general infrastructure plans through 2021. According to the record, Dyson received £174 million ($233 million) to “develop a new battery electric vehicle at their headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.”Boasting a growing team of more than 400, the project remains under wraps; don’t expect any technical details ahead of the car’s release in three years. The company has declined to provide a direct comment on this massive undertaking. And it’s easy to see why.“Competition for new technology in the automotive industry is fierce,” Dyson told his staff. “And we must do everything we can to keep the specifics of our vehicle confidential.”Dyson isn’t the only one hoping to eradicate motor pollutants: China and France recently revealed plans to ban gas- and diesel-fueled cars in favor of electric vehicles.A number of automakers, meanwhile, are moving toward the same goal, promising an end to internal combustion engines.“It is our obligation to offer a solution to the world’s largest single environmental risk,” according to Dyson. “I look forward to showing you all what I hope will be something quite unique and better, in due course.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

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