Rooting for Dyson’s dicey electric car dream

Appliance-maker will go head to head with auto giants, Tesla and hundreds of Chinese start-ups in its quest to build electric cars

Half a century ago, a wealthy Italian tractor-maker was rebuffed by Ferrari when he suggested improvements to its sports cars.

"You stick to making tractors and leave making sports cars to me," Mr Enzo Ferrari purportedly told him.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2018, with the headline 'Rooting for Dyson's dicey dream'. Print Edition | Subscribe