Vacuum Maker Dyson is Serious About Building a Supercar, Plans To Do It In Singapore
The choice of Singapore has nothing to do with Brexit, so says the companyby Kirby, on
Dyson’s plan to build a supercar is taking shape with new reports indicating that the company has chosen Singapore as the site of its production facility. The British tech company that’s best known for building vacuum cleaners made waves last year when it announced its intention to launch its own supercar. Those intentions are more than real because the company is moving forward with the construction of the facility later this year in time for the start of car production by 2021.
For those of you who remain skeptical of Dyson’s plan to build its own supercar, it seems that your skepticism is starting to hold less weight.
The British tech company is not only serious about its plan, but it’s also taken great lengths to look for a site where it can construct its production facility.
Singapore was ultimately chosen, but according to a number of reports, multiple locations were considered after the company held discussions with a number of governments all over the world.
It is interesting, though, that the U.K. wasn’t considered, especially since company founder Sir James Dyson has been an active proponent of Brexit. Turns out, Brexit wasn’t a factor in the company’s decision to build the production facility in Singapore. That was what Dyson CEO Jim Rowan alluded to in a memo sent to the company’s staff. According to Rowan, the decision to choose Singapore as the site of manufacturing the supercar was based on “supply chains, access to markets, and the availability of the expertise that will help us achieve our ambitions.”
Picking Singapore as the site of its new facility also isn’t a new move for the company. The company already manufactures its electric motors for fans and vacuum cleaners in Singapore where it currently employs 1,100 people. It also has 1,300 employees in Malaysia, 1,000 in China, and 800 in the Philippines.
With the location in place, questions now turn to the supercar itself, of which there are still few details to grab on to.
We know that it’s an electric supercar, but the type of batteries it will use has yet to be determined.
That said, the company is already working on developing both solid state and traditional lithium-ion batteries so we can at least assume that at least one of these two types of batteries will be involved in the EV supercar.
Expect more information about the supercar to surface in the coming months. If Dyson can meet its own timetable of producing the car by 2021, we should learn more about the supercar itself sometime next year.
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Source: The Guardian