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Dyson cancels the electric car projects!

zayn

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there was no solid investment plan behind Dyson's dream of building an EV, he was not capable of doing this alone and who was willing to invest billions in a new EV manufacture alone.
 
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Rooster6655

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Yes also it seemed very odd that they were investing in new battery research implying the current technology is not good enough, when they could have partnered with the leader and looked to improve from there.

Unless you have billions to research to get to the level of Tesla then a few million isn’t going to get you a viable battery option that is cost effective hence his reasoning for giving up I believe.
 

elecTED

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RIP...

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Shame, I was looking forward to the first Dyson road sweeper.
 

12Pack

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Yes also it seemed very odd that they were investing in new battery research implying the current technology is not good enough, when they could have partnered with the leader and looked to improve from there.

Unless you have billions to research to get to the level of Tesla then a few million isn’t going to get you a viable battery option that is cost effective hence his reasoning for giving up I believe.
Actually Dyson will continue with battery R&D. They are working on "solid-state" batteries where the electrolyte is in solid form, making the battery lighter and more compact. This is also for their ongoing Home business.
 

Rooster6655

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Actually Dyson will continue with battery R&D. They are working on "solid-state" batteries where the electrolyte is in solid form, making the battery lighter and more compact. This is also for their ongoing Home business.

Don’t see Dyson being the leader in this field, they are probably continuing their research to save face in any backlash from taking the grant.
 

Jason71

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One paper is reporting they cancelled it because they found out making EV.s is too easy i.e. he barrier for entry is too low so there will be too much competition in the future. !!!
 

ProfessorK

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That bell*** took £16 million of tax payer's money to help develop this. But I guess we'll get it back when Dyson pays tax--

Oh wait.
 

MaDProFF

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Jul 26, 2019
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Seems a huge tax scam to me, how the first part of a project with in reason is to decide if it was a viable option long term, why spend so much on anything but the car it self, before spending loads to test it etc. but 2 billion seems a lot of money to put on a project before deciding it was not a viable option which is off crap.

Maybe it was all about batteries.
 

davidmc

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Dyson thought he was on the ball with this one and could blow away others but his lofty goals of hoovering up the competition has now gone up in the air. He’ll have to suck his pride now. When the dust settles he’ll no doubt be back with another fantasy idea. Priceless. Bagless.
You forgot "i wash and Dry my hands of this mess"

reference - Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry Hand Dryer | Overview | Dyson
 
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m-i-l

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Has anyone actually seen any concrete evidence that this was a legitimate project, e.g. pictures of the car? According to the BBC article "The first cars had already been developed and were being tested" on a "£200m ... test track" and "the project employed 523 people". But none of the news articles I've seen have actually shown any evidence for this.
 
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