Electric car plans scrapped by James Dyson

Electric car plans scrapped by James Dyson

Plans to build an electric car have been scrapped by billionaire inventor Sir James Dyson after he decided that the project wasn’t commercially viable. Plans were unveiled in 2016 by one of the biggest business figures to manufacture a radically different electric car. Dyson had plans to invest £2.5bn in the project for which production was going to start in the year 2021.

Pierre
Pierre
(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 4 months

Electric cars are basically designed to fit a niche. They’re good for city goers but they’re practically obsolete when compared to other alternatives for long distance travel. Having to find a charge station is another problem

porcus
porcus 4 months

The market is currently saturated so it is difficult to bring in a new one. In a few years this will likely change and he may find a buyer then.

Nika D
Nika D 4 months

Internal combustion engines have gotten to the point where they are almost as low emission as an electric vehicle, and if you count in the powering of the battery, you are reaching diminishing returns.

porcus
porcus 4 months

Dupe

DivineDawn
DivineDawn 4 months

good

FirstCensorshipThenJail
FirstCensorshipThenJail 4 months

The Plastic Battery space is wide open and needs capital to ramp up production. Maybe that would be a better place to invest. After all these cars eventually are going to be required to use plastic batteries for safety reasons. plastic batteries don't explode or catch fire. Nor does the output drop or fail in the event of catastrophic damage.

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