Dyson pulls plug on electric car but setback puts him on new roads

Britain's best-known innovator and richest person, James Dyson, talks to Senior Education Correspondent Sandra Davie about his losses and gains from trying to build an electric car and how Singapore will drive his firm's growth plans

Mr James Dyson said he canned the project to build an electric car because he was not certain that he could make money from it. But the work that went into the car has not gone to waste because some aspects - such as the battery technology - can be h
Mr James Dyson said he canned the project to build an electric car because he was not certain that he could make money from it.PHOTO: DYSON

British billionaire inventor James Dyson's bladeless fans and cordless vacuum cleaners have taken the world, including Singapore, by storm.

Hence, when he announced that he had started building an electric car in 2017, it was keenly anticipated.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 18, 2020, with the headline 'Dyson pulls plug on electric car but setback puts him on new roads'. Print Edition | Subscribe