Dyson To Build 10 Miles Of Electric Car Test Track

AUG 30 2018 BY MARK KANE 17

Dyson will have its own test track at the airfield it bought.

While Dyson’s electric car project is still shrouded in mystery, the company is moving forward at its Hullavington Technology Campus.

Dyson bought the disused airfield at Hullavington in 2017 and renovated two hangars built in 1938 for ta otal of £84 million. The campus is now open and the automotive team has moved in (apparently 400 staff).

The next phase of the project is to build over 10 miles of vehicle test tracks and three more buildings as part of ian nvestment that in total will increase to £200 million.

Jim Rowan, chief executive of Dyson said:

“We are now firmly focused on the next stage of our automotive project strengthening our credentials as a global research and development organisation,” he said.

The electric cars from Dyson are expected to be high-end, radical and maybe even equipped with solid-state batteries.

Find out more here about Hullavington Technology Campus.

Source: BBC

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17 Comments on "Dyson To Build 10 Miles Of Electric Car Test Track"

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TM3x2 Chris

Some of the Dyson products suck, some of them blow. What will their BEVs be known for?

Some Guy

They will clean up and remove the dirty ICE cars from the sales ranks.

eject

Cute. No high speed ring though.
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David Green

That looks like the Nardo ring?

John Doe

Yeah, you’re right. You can see the Villagio Boncore in the lower part of the image, and parts of the gulf of Taranto.

Clive

Dyson is going bring a huge can of whoopass ‼️

Clive

Going to bring lol

Rolando

At least some construction is being done from Dyson not like Faraday Future’s hot ‘Vaporware’.
But solid state batteries ? Still a long way from the laboratory to production cars to get enough charge and discharge Amperes squeezed through the solid electrolyte.

Clive

The fact that Dyson is in the game is fantastic news.

antrik

Faraday Future has made quite plausible claims that they are constructing a production line now… Even if it’s in a pre-existing building, not entirely new facilities like they originally wanted.

Dyson supposedly admitted that their first EV products might not use solid state batteries yet.

Chris O

It’s odd that Dyson is pushing through with this at all now that the solid state tech Sakti3 tricked it into paying $90 million for turned out to be a dud. Seems to me that anyone trying to enter the EV market at this stage needs to have some serious competitive advantage to survive and with Dyson I just don’t see it without that battery tech.

David

I don’t see Dyson being competitive on software either. It’ll be interesting to see what special sauce they bring to the EV market.

Clive

Innovation is what they will bring.

There is more to an EV than the batteries.

Dav8or

I’m guessing “jet cars”. A big blower motor blasting air out the back! LOL

antrik

I thought it was Tesla who wants to install cold gas thrusters on their supercar 😉

Pushmi-Pullyu

Yeah, it’s just bizarre seeing Dyson becoming an “all hat, no cattle” wannabe EV maker. And now they’re going to build a test track for prototypes which they hope will someday be built, using technology that hasn’t even been invented?

Dyson should stick to what it knows how to do, which apparently is to sell overpriced, over-complicated vacuum sweepers. If they want to set up a subsidiary to make and sell EVs, then perhaps they should follow the lead of Rivian, or Bollinger, or Workhorse. That is, to work quietly until they actually have a real prototype they can show off, and then look for investors to build or buy an auto assembly plant.

Dyson should stop following the lead of Faraday Future in making ludicrous, over-the-top claims which merely demonstrate they know nothing at all about the reality of making and selling automobiles!

antrik

Bollinger is among those who did start a huge publicity campaign long before having a finished product. But that’s not a bad thing in their case, since they have an entirely new type of product, and getting people exited about it in advance makes perfect sense. (Like the Tesla Semi or New Roadster.)

As for Dyson, they haven’t made much in the way of specific announcements AFAIK? Don’t know what your problem is with them.

While I have no idea in what way their vehicles might prove to be innovative, given their track record, I can see them coming up with something…