Dyson plans £120m electric car testing facility

Construction Manager reports that Dyson, the company best known for its domestic appliances, is to build a track and testing facility as part of plans to start selling electric cars from 2021.

The business, led by inventor James Dyson, has already spent £84m renovating two hangars at a 517-acre disused airfield in Hullavington, Wiltshire.

The next phase of the airfield’s development is expected to bring Dyson’s investment in it to £200m.

The 10-mile test track will be part of a "world class vehicle testing campus", according to Jim Rowan, chief executive of Dyson.

He added: "We are now firmly focused on the next stage of our automotive project strengthening our credentials as a global research and development organisation."

It is not yet clear where Dyson intends to manufacture the electric cars.

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  1. If anyone can get the electric car moving forward, Dyson can. He has the brains and now he has the money. I wish him and his company the very best for the future.

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