Dyson To Build Its First Electric Car In Singapore

Lloyd Doyle
October 23, 2018

"When I met Sir James Dyson last month, he told me that our expertise in advanced manufacturing, global and regional connectivity, and the quality of our research scientists and engineers, all influenced Dyson's decision", said the prime minister. The plant will be completed in 2020, with the auto to be launched in 2021. Apparently the United Kingdom had been mooted as a factory location, but Dyson went with Singapore because it's already a company manufacturing hotspot and it's closer to "customers and production hubs".

"We are ambitious for our future, so we are pressing ahead under our own steam".

"Embracing change and taking a different approach has exciting outcomes".

It's no secret that Dyson is venturing into the electric vehicle market, and the latest news from multiple news sources, including BBC News, The Verge and Autocar, is that the British appliance maker has zeroed in on a production site - and it's Singapore.

Rowan added that Dyson's existing footprint in Singapore, combined with Singapore's significant advanced manufacturing expertise, made it a frontrunner.

Dyson, founded by the billionaire British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner James Dyson, announced its plans to build an electric vehicle a little over a year ago - a sector in which the company will face stiff competition from established players.

"Singapore also offers access to high-growth markets as well as an extensive supply chain and a highly skilled workforce".

Rowan also highlighted the availability of engineering talent in Singapore, in spite of its "comparatively high cost base".

Opposition Labour MP Ian Murray, a supporter of Best for Britain, said: "When even someone who claims there will be a resurgence in British manufacturing after Brexit isn't prepared to put his money where his mouth is, it raises serious questions".

"The only way to rescue Britain's economy is to have a people's vote on the final Brexit deal with the option of remaining in the European Union".

It will be investing £200 million in new buildings and testing facilities at its campus at Hullavington Airfield.

Dyson employs more than 12,000 people across the world, including 4,800 in Britain.

Dyson has confirmed it's working on an electric vehicle manufacturing facility, with the vacuum (hair-dryer, fan, hair-curler, hand-dryer) company's board approving plans to build a two-storey facility in Singapore.

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