Dyson, The Vacuum Cleaner People, Are Spending $2.8 Billion To Make 3 Electric Car Models

by 8 months ago
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It seems like all of the big tech companies with so much money they don’t know what to do with their overflowing fortunes have thought about or are working on making an electric car, most notably Amazon and Google. Now, Dyson wants to make an electric car. Yes, that Dyson, the ones that make vacuum cleaners, heaters, bladeless fans, and those airblade hand dryers that are absolutely riddled with bacteria according to a recent study.

There have been rumors swirling that Dyson Ltd. has been wanting to get into the electric car business for a couple of years now, but this week the British company put their money where their mouth is. A lot of money actually. Dyson raised $2.8 BILLION to make not only one electric car, but THREE electric cars.

The Financial Times reported that Dyson plans to make three electric vehicles within the next decade and have the Elon Musk-like capital to pull it off. In September, the company’s CEO James Dyson said his corporation was planning on creating a “radically different” type of electric car than what was currently on the market.

The first EV would be a very exclusive, very limited supply, high-end model, but not a sports car and would be available in 2020 or 2021. The following two models would be less expensive and more available to everyone. The vehicles would be made of lightweight carbon fiber and feature solid-state battery technology instead of the current lithium-ion batteries that are currently being used. Solid-state batteries are the same technology that the magnificent-looking Fisker EMotion EV plans to have and boast a 400-mile range with a top speed of 161 mph.

Let’s hope… that Dyson’s electric car… doesn’t suck… (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)

I’m sorry. I truly am.

[TheVerge]


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