INTRO: Recently the company Dyson entered the self-wellness market with its expensive “Corrale” hair straightener. Apart from this, the company also made a thought of entering into the lucrative electric vehicle (EV) market. But due to some reasons, the project got scrapped last year. Now the founder of the company, finally revealed the now-canceled EV for an interview with The Times.
Dyson Electronic Car Project Got Discarded
The sporty SUV electronic car, which was codenamed as “N526”, would have come with a Range-Roveresque design with about seven seats inside it and with an extreme mountainous 600-mile (~965 KM) range per charge.
The car could torque speeds up to 125 miles/hour (~201 Kmph), going from 0-62MPH in just 4.8 seconds, despite its 2.6-ton (~2358 Kgs) of weight. This much power would have been delivered by the two 200kW electric motors that were inside the cars.
Dyson Founder Confirmed the News In a Virtual Interview
Sir James Dyson, the owner of the company, drove the prototype of the car in a secret screening facility somewhere. According to him, the dimensions of the car would have been “5 meters long, and 2 meters high and 1.7 meters tall” with a windscreen that “rakes back more steeply than on a Ferrari” and “the wheels that are bigger than on any production car on the market”. It could have been one of the best electric cars but unfortunately, it’s our hard-luck as well as for the company too.
Sir Dyson, the owner of the company told in the interview with The Times that he had to blow-up or spend £500 million (~$541 million) of his own money to make the EV car even that was to the rival Tesla.
Unsuccessful Hunt For the Buyer Made the Project Compromise
In an email that was sent to Dyson employees last year, Sir Dyson said that after an unsuccessful hunt for a buyer for the project, the company is dismissing the EV Project and shutting down the EV facilities in the UK and Singapore. According to Dyson, although the automotive team of company developed a “fantastic” EV car , but the car was not “commercially viable”.