The New British Dyson Electric car to be made in ............

DELUCAS

Distinguished Member
Yep Singapore !
So much for supporting the uk jobs and economy !

New 2021 Dyson EV to be built in Singapore






The new Dyson electric car will be produced in Singapore, with construction of a new factory set to start in December
The new Dyson electric car is to be produced at a factory in Singapore, the company has confirmed – ending hopes for a British manufacturing site.

The UK firm has 400 staff working in a Wiltshire R&D centre on its EV. But it announced this week that the vehicle will be made in the Asian country, where Dyson already has a factory producing digital motors.

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Construction will start in December and the new plant will be completed in 2020, in line with Dyson’s plans to start selling its electric vehicle by 2021

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In a letter to staff, Dyson’s CEO Jim Rowan said: “Singapore offers access to high-growth markets, as well as an extensive supply chain and a highly- skilled workforce. It has a comparatively high cost base, but also a strong bias towards developing and using advanced technologies.

“It is therefore the right place to make high-quality, technology-loaded machines, and the right place to make our electric vehicle,” Rowan added.

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Although construction of Dyson's EV will take place in Singapore, the new car is being developed at Hullavington, an ex-RAF airbase in Wiltshire. Dyson also recently submitted a new planning proposal to develop the facility, taking its investment in the site to more than £200m.

The plans show a range of test tracks that Dyson claims total more than 10 miles; these routes include a dynamic handling track, a large asphalt area to evaluate vehicle stability control systems, an off-road route, a fast-road route designed to replicate motorway driving, test slopes and a handling circuit.

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Dyson has restored two of Hullavington's 1938 hangars to accommodate the staff so far, and it says an additional 15,000 square metres of space will become available in the coming months, as three more buildings come into use. The new plan includes an acceleration of that office space expansion, with 45,000 square metres of new development space that could accommodate over 2,000 staff and incorporate facilities like a cafe and a sports centre.

Rowan said: "Our growing automotive team is working from Dyson's state-of-the-art hangars at Hullavington. It will quickly become a world-class testing campus where we hope to invest £200m, creating more high-skilled jobs for Britain. We are now firmly focused on the next stage of our automotive project, strengthening our credentials as a global research and development organisation."

The Dyson electric car engineering project is being led by former Aston Martin man Ian Minards. The firm recently applied to extend its 'Digital Motor' trademark to automotive use - a sign that it plans to use its strength in the domestic products business to gain credibility for its first car.

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rousetafarian

Moderator
If he outsourced his hairdryers and vacuums manufacturing then this doesn’t really surprise me
 

DELUCAS

Distinguished Member
If he outsourced his hairdryers and vacuums manufacturing then this doesn’t really surprise me

Its just a shame golden opportunity to have made 1000 of jobs in the uk . :(
 

Sonic67

Banned
Dyson to expand Wiltshire facility to boost electric-car tests

Sir James Dyson, the billionaire inventor and Brexit backer, has unveiled expansion plans to accommodate more than 2,000 workers at his Wiltshire research facility, more than doubling capacity for electric-vehicle testing.

Coming despite severe warnings over lost jobs and investment from no-deal Brexit, his technology company is spending about £200m to expand the testing facility on a former second world war airfield at Hullavington, near Malmesbury in the west of England.
 

DELUCAS

Distinguished Member
Dyson to expand Wiltshire facility to boost electric-car tests

Sir James Dyson, the billionaire inventor and Brexit backer, has unveiled expansion plans to accommodate more than 2,000 workers at his Wiltshire research facility, more than doubling capacity for electric-vehicle testing.

Coming despite severe warnings over lost jobs and investment from no-deal Brexit, his technology company is spending about £200m to expand the testing facility on a former second world war airfield at Hullavington, near Malmesbury in the west of England.

Still a missed opportunity for the cars to made / built in wiltshire UK would of employed 10.000 of workers and suppliers to surrounding areas .
and secured peoples future and familys etc

Big Failure for uk economy and jobs .
 

Sonic67

Banned
Still a missed opportunity for the cars to made / built in wiltshire UK would of employed 10.000 of workers and suppliers to surrounding areas .
and secured peoples future and familys etc

Big Failure for uk economy and jobs .
He has built abroad for years.

Why James Dyson isn’t a hypocrite for manufacturing in Singapore | Coffee House

We are very good at research and development.

We can't compete with cheap manufacturing.

https://capx.co/the-real-brexit-lesson-from-dysons-decision-to-build-his-cars-in-singapore/

Another awkward fact for Campbell and co is that Dyson has based its manufacturing in Asia since the early 2000s, when we were very much at the heart of the European project. That doesn’t mean his company isn’t creating jobs in the UK though – the size of the firm’s British workforce has tripled in the last five years to nearly 5,000 people. And those are exactly the kind of highly skilled jobs we ought to prize. The fact they aren’t jobs in a manufacturing plant

And just because a certain section of the British population seem to spend 95 per cent of their time fulminating about Brexit, that doesn’t mean anyone else has to. Brexit may be all-consuming in Westminster, but when Sir James and his colleagues sat down to discuss the move, it’s seems unlikely that anyone on Dyson’s board said “Ah, well, Sir James, you voted Leave, so we better make sure this new plant is in Britain in case you get accused of hypocrisy.”

What matters to Dyson is whether they can get their goods to the markets they want to sell into in a timely and cost-effective manner. A strong engineering base, along with easy access to the Chinese market is the rationale behind Dyson’s investment in Singapore — neither of which has much to do with Brexit. Nor is Dyson’s move the sort of bargain-basement offshoring that firms who move a plant to the far east are often accused of.

That’s one of the great frustrations about the political impasse over Brexit. Our political class is bogged down in talking about customs arrangements, tariffs and Theresa May’s future when we should be talking about how to turn the UK into the world’s best place to invest and do business. Cheap shots at one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs is just another pointless distraction from that essential task.
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
He is building the car where the main market is for a vehicle like this.
This makes sense from the sales side (locally built) and the delivery part.
The UK makes a lot of cars BTW, Nissan also does product development up near Sunderland and has for decades.
 

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