Dyson's First Ever Electric Car Won't Be Built In The UK

24 Octubre, 2018, 01:42 | Author: Arnold Perez
  • Dyson founder Sir James Dyson

The British vacuum cleaner company has announced that it will build an automotive factory in Singapore, where it will assemble its first electric vehicle.

Dyson said the decision was based on the availability of engineering talent, regional supply chains and proximity to some key target markets, and had "nothing to do with Brexit".

"Our existing footprint and team in Singapore, combined with the nation's significant advanced manufacturing expertise, made it a frontrunner".

The company already has production facilities in Malaysia and Singapore.

Singapore is already home to Dyson's manufacturing operations, and although it is a relatively expensive place to build technology, Rowan emphasized that it also has the right expertise and focus for the job.

Founder James Dyson said in an email to company employees that the technologies that underpin a number of Dyson products could be adapted for use in an electric vehicle.

Best for Britain, an anti-Brexit campaign group, called the news "astonishing".

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"When even someone who claims there will be a resurgence in British manufacturing after Brexit isn't prepared to put his money where his mouth is, it raises serious questions about the future of our economy and the impact on jobs and livelihoods as a result of Brexit".

"Now we will manufacture cars again, except this time greener, better, and more high-tech!" he wrote on his Facebook page.

The 71-year-old entrepreneur, who backed Brexit in the 2016 referendum, is pumping £2 billion (US$2.6 billion) into the launch of an electric vehicle, with a 400-strong British-based engineering team working in secret for the first two-and-a-half years on the project.

Dyson is taking another step toward making an electric vehicle.

"When I met Sir James Dyson last month, he told me that our expertise in advanced manufacturing, global and regional connectivity, and the quality of our research scientists and engineers, all influenced Dyson's decision", said the prime minister.

The company said that its 2017 operating profit surged by nearly one third to around £800 million (S$1.4 billion), aided by fast growth in China, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

Dyson employs more than 12,000 people across the world, including 4,800 in Britain.



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