Dyson vehicle to be produced in Singapore at new facility

October 23, 2018

You know the automotive world is entering an all-new era when a vacuum cleaner specialist aims to produce a new car. Yep, Dyson is moving ahead with plans to build an all-new electric vehicle, and has confirmed it will manufacture it in a new facility in Singapore.

Dyson announced that it is building a dedicated facility in Singapore to manufacture the new vehicle, and the factory is set to be complete by 2020. This is all part of a £2.5 billion investment to jump into the automotive sector.

The reason for Singapore is said to be because Dyson already has a strong presence in the region, with around 1100 employees building the electric motors for its vacuum cleaners. CEO James Rowan reportedly sent out a letter to employees, saying:

“Singapore has a comparatively high cost base, but also great technology expertise and focus. It is therefore the right place to make high-quality technology-loaded machines, and the right place to make our electric vehicle.”

Dyson recently acquired a testing facility in Wiltshire; the Hullavington Airfield, which has been transformed to include a high-speed strip, circuits, and even off-road tracks. This leads many to believe Dyson is working on not just a one-off vehicle, but it might be considering diving into a range of market segments, such as SUVs.

Its first car is set to arrive by 2021 and will be an all-electric, futuristic yet practical model. Production will apparently be around 10,000 units. It’s not expected to be a sports car but more an intelligent and sophisticated luxury car, with a price tag to match.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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