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The UK loses out on building Dyson’s electric car

24 October 2018

The Brexit backer Dyson founder, Sir James Dyson, has chosen Singapore as the manufacturing hub of its new electric car but says it has nothing to do with Brexit.

A computer-generated image of the two-storey manufacturing facility's design. (Credit: Dyson)

As reported in The Guardian, the British manufacturer chose Singapore because of its proximity to “high-growth markets” in Asia, the chief executive, Jim Rowan, said in a memo to staff on Tuesday. The plant will be completed in 2020, with the car to be launched in 2021.

Rowan also said the decision was “based on supply chains, access to markets and the availability of the expertise that will help us achieve our ambitions”.
Dyson says it has nothing to do with Brexit…

It announced a few months ago that it plans on spending £2 billion on its electric car project – already it’s committed £200 million to Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire which has recently been renovated in preparation for testing Dyson’s cars.

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