Engineer and founder, James Dyson announces commitment in developing Electric Vehicles for the future due to be launched in 2020
The Iskandarian along with a few other tech and journalists were invited for a tour of the new Phase 3 building at Dyson Malaysia Development Centre (MDC) here in Senai, Johor.
Dyson MDC is a facility where the original prototype ideas that come from the core design team at the UK HQ are put to the test for mass production. Senior Engineer at Dyson, Md Napiz said that he was one of the few pioneering team members at Dyson MDC and was happy to be presented the opportunity to work at Dyson.
The tour brought the media group around the facility and shed some light on the behind-the-scenes action of what makes a Dyson appliance.
From thumping knock and drop tests, to testing for noise emissions, to state-of-the-art smart algorithmic testing on autonomous devices, Dyson MDC put every product concept to thorough and vigorous linear and non-linear tests to ensure that the final output is at its optimum quality.
James Dyson, Engineer and Founder of Dyson recently announced through an email blast to his employees that Dyson will commit to putting efforts and capital into developing an electric vehicle.
In his email he mentioned, “Throughout, it has remained my ambition to find a solution to the global problem of air pollution. Some years ago, observing that automotive firms were not changing their spots, I committed the company to develop new battery technologies. I believed that electrically powered vehicles would solve the vehicle pollution problem. Dyson carried on innovating. The latest digital motors and energy storage systems power the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer and cord-free vacuum line. We’ve relentlessly innovated in fluid dynamics and HVAC systems to build our fans, heaters and purifiers.”
“At this moment, we finally have the opportunity to bring all our technologies together into a single product. Rather than filtering emissions at the exhaust pipe, today we have the ability to solve it at the source. So I wanted you to hear it directly from me: Dyson has begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to be launched by 2020,” JD added.
Dyson has already started building an exceptional team that combines top Dyson engineers with talented individuals from the automotive industry. “The team is already over 400 strong, and we are recruiting aggressively. I’m committed to investing £2bn on this endeavor,” said Dyson.