Dyson’s First EV Coming In 2021, Patents Show Large Crossover Like Model

New details have emerged about Dyson’s first-ever electric vehicle that will take on Tesla and other automakers that are now dabbling in electrified power trains.

The premium appliance manufacturer has released patent images of one of its upcoming EVs as well as new details about its electric vehicle plans. The patent images were filed 18 months ago but have only now been released by Dyson and attached to a letter to employees, as reported by iNews.

Mind you, the patents don’t reveal Dyson’s first car, which the company founder says is on track for a launch in 2021. Instead, we get a first look at an SUV-like vehicle that will arrive later on in Dyson’s planned lineup.

“To be clear, at this stage we are not talking about the car we are actually developing, people will have to wait a while longer to see the details,” Sir James Dyson wrote in the letter. He promised the car will offer “fundamentally new technologies and make some inventive leaps” and urged employees to keep key details secret. He didn’t elaborate on that, but said advances have been made in aerodynamics, efficiency, and vehicle architecture.

Also read: Apple Hires Tesla’s Senior Manager Of Design

The sketches reveal a high-riding vehicle with a long wheelbase and big wheels pushed to the extremities of the car. No dimensions are revealed but it looks like a big model with an aerodynamic shape and a roomy cabin featuring reclining seats. This looks more like a Tesla Model X rival than a competitor for the Model S.

In the letter sent to employees via e-mail, Dyson also hinted at a car with a low center of gravity that would help improve handling. Regardless of what shape Dyson’s first EV will adopt, it will be “entirely designed, manufactured and sold” by the company, Sir James Dyson said. Everything will be built in-house, including the so-called “digital” electric motor, batteries, software electronics, heating and cooling systems.

Those are very ambitious goals for a firm that has never built a car but, then again, Dyson did set aside £2.5 billion (approximately $3.25 billion) to invest in the project.

As previously announced, Dyson’s first EV will be made in Singapore at a plant that will become operational in 2020. Testing, however, will take place at Dyson’s campus at Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire, where the company is investing £200 million ($260 million) in new facilities. You can learn more about Dyson’s automotive plans via a new dedicated section on the company’s website.

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  • AintYerPa

    The real question is: How well will their EVs handle the transfer from wood to carpet?

    • Once a vision of the future

      How many cyclones will their EVs have, and will they just add more in the next model year design?

    • exeptor

      Personally I’m quite interested of the type of climate vents which will be used. I won’t accept anything less than Supersonic.

  • SgtBeavis

    If we go by the pricing example of their other products, the Dyson crossover will start at $500000.

  • Ivo

    An original proportion! We need more of that. Looking forward.

  • Six_Tymes

    looks like tesla design. no doubt these will suck, and be over priced gadgets for people that have boat loads of money

  • Tydogg123 .

    Will it have balls instead of tires? 😉

  • Enter Ranting

    Dyson products are overrated and overpriced.

  • Liam Paul

    I wonder if a vacuum option will be available with this car lol

  • Dylan Wentworth

    Yay more bubble wagons.

  • KRogers86

    I’m just dumbfounded that Dyson is able to pull off launching an EV car, and Apple (which has a lot more cash on hand, and began development on “Project Titan” several years before Dyson began development) failed to produce anything.

    I’ll go as far as to say that Dyson, in the post Jobs-era, exceeding demonstrates more innovation and launches market disrupting products than Apple under Tim Cook. I can’t wait to see the production model.

  • Dennis Scipio

    Will they offer a Dyson vacuum inside the EV? ha ha .

  • McFly

    Cool! Looks like the cars I drew as a kid. Including the method of measuring out 3 wheels of distance between the wheels…

  • Luis Fernando Sierra

    It´s like a chopped roof minivan…..disappointing

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