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Dyson electric vehicle

"We’ve been researching motors, batteries, aerodynamics, vision systems and robotics for 22 years. Now the time is right to bring all our knowledge and experience together into one big project – an electric car."

James Dyson Engineer

An obsession with solving problems

Dyson's first foray into the automotive world came in 1990, when we began work on a cyclonic filter that could be fitted onto a vehicle's exhaust system to trap particulates. In 1993, James Dyson went on British national television to explain how this technology worked. Now we’ve come full circle and are inventing an electric vehicle that stops the pollutants at source.

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Rich in aeronautical history

  • Hangar at Hullavington airfield

    Celebrating aviation

    Once decaying, the Hullavington campus has been meticulously restored to celebrate its aviation history. It’s also the completion of a journey for building contractors Kier, who are redeveloping the site they first built more than 80 years ago – to start a new journey for Dyson.

  • Men working on Whittle gas-turbine engine

    Home to the Whittle gas-turbine engine

    One of the many components stowed here from 1939 was the iconic Whittle gas-turbine engine, which helped change the very nature of aviation. Just as the engine was used to teach aircrew, today a restored Whittle engine is regularly powered up to inspire Dyson engineers at our Malmesbury campus.

  • Aeroplanes at Hullavington airfield

    A teaching airfield

    Formerly a Ministry of Defence airfield, this vast site was built in 1937 primarily for training aircrew and flight instructors, as well as a base for 1,000 aircraft.

Advanced vehicle manufacturing

Alongside our UK-based RDD facility, Dyson is building a dedicated electric vehicle manufacturing division in Singapore, due for completion in 2020. Singapore has played a significant role in Dyson’s development since 2007, where a growing engineering team are developing our high-speed digital motors.

Dyson Singapore electric vehicle manufacturing division

A global enterprise

The Dyson digital motor is built to such precise measurements, it can't be made by traditional methods. Instead each one is assembled by more than 300 autonomous robots. Every part manufactured has to live up to our impeccably high standards, which drives our investment in quality control and testing. From our UK-based teams, to the logistics systems putting our machines into our owners' hands, Dyson's global network operates seamlessly.

Autonomous robots in Dyson labs

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