Dyson, the renowned British tech company responsible for revolutionizing vacuum cleaners, has just announced that it will soon begin manufacturing electric cars.
The company is set to begin construction on an automotive factory based out of Singapore in December. With completion of the facility projected in 2020, Dyson representatives say that they expect to launch their first car in 2021.
It will be the company’s first automotive manufacturing facility in the world. It is also part of Dyson’s $3.2 billion global investment in “new technology,” according to Forbes.
“Singapore has a comparatively high cost base, but also great technology expertise and focus,” says Dyson CEO Jim Rowan in a statement. “It is therefore the right place to make high quality technology loaded machines, and the right place to make our electric vehicle.
“It is a fast-moving, exciting, and pivotal project for Dyson; thank you for all you are doing to help us realize our ambitions,” he added.
The facility will employ thousands more workers in addition to the 1,100 Dyson employees currently stationed in Singapore. According to BBC, the company already employs thousands of workers across China, Malaysia, the UK, and the Philippines.
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