English vacuum and consumer products giant, Dyson says it intends to release a completely electric vehicle by 2020.
James Dyson, company founder discharged the news in an email to staff that the company later made open.
The British inventor, who initially influenced his fortune by developing another sort of vacuum cleaner before proceeding onward to innovate with fans and hairdryers, says in the letter that it has for quite some time been his desire to solve “the global problem of air pollution.”
A considerable lot of the company’s technologies, incorporating skillfulness in batteries, air filtration and insulation, as of now have applications in the car world.
“We finally have the opportunity to bring all our technologies together in a single product,” Dyson said. “Dyson has begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to be launched in 2020.”
While details are sparse, London-based Dyson says a staff of 400 will work on the venture, and that figure is required to develop. Dyson says he is resolved to contribute what might as well be called more than $3.3 billion Cdn into the task.
The company’s enthusiasm for electric autos makes it simply the most recent to move into the space, with prominent companies, for example, Tesla and its as of late divulged Model 3 influencing gradual gains on customary automakers like GM, Ford and Chrysler, which have offered electric autos for a couple of years now.
Swedish carmaker Volvo as of late declared it would just make cross breed or electric autos by 2019, and German carmakers Volkswagen and BMW have likewise yearning plans.