Choosing Singapore over UK for Dyson's lurch from vacuum cleaners to cars

One of the mysteries surrounding Dyson's secretive electric car plan has been solved. The vehicle, which the company hopes will eventually provide a serious challenger to the likes of Tesla, will be manufactured in Singapore.

But the announcement throws up more questions: Why did Dyson, led by Brexit proponent James Dyson, select Asia over the United Kingdom for its first production run? And does it have any edge, in battery technology for example, to be a credible competitor to existing carmakers?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2018, with the headline 'Choosing S'pore over UK for Dyson's lurch from vacuum cleaners to cars'. Print Edition | Subscribe