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Dyson's Electric Car
« on: April 02, 2016, 01:33:38 AM »
Dyson is building an electric car with government funding, according to a document spotted by The Guardian:-\

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The funding is being awarded to help "Dyson to develop a new battery electric vehicle at their headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire," according to the document, which was part of the government's "National Infrastructure Delivery Plan."

Dyson is spending £1 billion over the next five years on developing a new type of battery, according to Bloomberg. Last year, Dyson acquired a battery startup called Sakti3 for $90 million (£64 million). The spinout company from the University of Michigan has a lithium-ion battery that uses new materials and has moved on from a conventional liquid electrolyte around today.

Sakti3's new batteries rely on "solid-state" technology, which can store twice as much energy as today's batteries and could be used in smartphones, tablets, cars, and even devices such as solar panels and wind turbines. Solid-state batteries work with solid lithium electrodes (electrical nonmetallic conductors), rather than the mix of liquid chemicals currently used in most phone batteries. The technology is safer, and cheaper to manufacture, too.

British manufacturer Dyson, founded by Sir James Dyson in 1993, initially became famous for its innovative vacuum cleaners before going on to launch its high-tech hand dryers, which are now commonplace in expensive restaurants and corporate offices. The company also makes a bladeless fan.

When asked about the electric car, a Dyson spokeswoman told Business Insider: "Iím afraid we never comment on products that are in development."

The government document was reportedly updated to remove references to the Dyson car, according to the FT. The document also stated: "This [funding] will secure £174m of investment in the area, creating over 500 jobs, mostly in engineering."

Silicon Valley giants like Google and Apple are also developing electric cars, while Elon Musk's Tesla car is already available to buy.

Dyson has an event planned for next week where it is due to make a number of product announcements.

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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2016, 01:56:59 AM »
Well it will be the person that develops the next generation of battery that will make the money and not just for the car market.

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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 02:05:00 AM »
Cars? Woa, imagine Dyson cars  vs Mercedes, Audi, Volvo, Range Rover and Jaguar :)) ;D
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.


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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2016, 07:02:03 PM »
Cars? Woa, imagine Dyson cars  vs Mercedes, Audi, Volvo, Range Rover and Jaguar :)) ;D

I bet the charger will break.  :-X

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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2016, 07:03:38 PM »
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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2016, 07:05:11 PM »
We are buying cordless chargers in 20s at the moment. People are rolling in each and every day for one.

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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2016, 07:07:08 PM »
Mind you, what are they doing to the chargers?

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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2016, 07:08:29 PM »
Mind you, what are they doing to the chargers?

They are just crap. Its the DC35 type with dual output; one output goes.


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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2016, 07:11:17 PM »
Agree but never underestimate the stupidity of people when it comes to electrical stuff, at least they are under £20 unlike the dc16  :D

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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2016, 07:14:15 PM »
DC16 ones are in progress. We sent a DC16 up to Q know who recently for just that purpose.  :-X

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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2016, 07:18:59 PM »
Thats good to hear  :thumbsup:

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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2016, 03:33:49 PM »
Burn it.
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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2016, 04:59:44 PM »
I dont want one! Think of the ftp'ing that will do!
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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2016, 05:03:20 PM »
I wouldn't mind an electric car, the acceleration is fantastic, but they all suffer from poor mileage, some can only just manage 30 miles, a new generation of battery could significantly improve that.

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Re: Dyson's Electric Car
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2016, 05:08:18 PM »
Yea but this is dyson.  The little wheel issue on the dc41 mkq  annoying yes?

Imagine thats 4th gear,  or sone stupid sensor ala dc16 that shuts it all down,  at 80 in l3.  Then you ring Dyson and they come out and replace the whole ecu kit or summat. 

Mvacs would need a bigger place for all the spares.  Q would have to become a motor car maker too to keep up
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