Dyson all set to test its electric cars at Wiltshire airfield base
30 August 2018
Dyson’s electric cars will be put through their paces on a 10 mile test track at Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire which has been recently renovated.
The company bought the airfield two years ago and has already renovated the two hangers on the 517 acre site. The redevelopment cost £84 million and Dyson announces that the next phase will take a total investment of £200 million – this will see a further three buildings open in the coming months, offering 161,460sq feet of testing space. This is all part of the plan to start selling electric cars from 2021.
Approximately 400 staff are already based at the airfield and Dyson chief executive Jim Rowan said: “Our growing automotive team is now working from Dyson’s state-of-the-art hangars at Hullavington Airfield.
“It will quickly become a world-class vehicle-testing campus where we hope to invest £200 million, 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.”