Patent Reveals What Dyson’s Electric Car Might Look Like

Wed 8th May 2019

Famous for making vacuum cleaners, Britain’s Dyson has certainly put the motoring world in a spin with its plans for an electric vehicle.

We already know plenty about the plans for Sir James Dyson’s futuristic vehicle, with some elements set to be constructed in Singapore. But the patent, which was lodged 18 months ago and was published this week gives a visual idea of what we can expect from the innovative company.

With large narrow wheels, a high ground clearance and drivers sitting quite low in the cabin with a shallow windscreen we are almost certainly going to see some sort of SUV crossover from Dyson, but in an email memo to his staff, Sir James said that the patents were ‘deliberately light on specifics’ but that the car would include some ‘fundamentally new technologies and make some inventive leaps’. However the company founder also warned that though it was important that the company ‘protect it with patents… we do not always use patents or make products based on patents that we have filed.’ He did say however that the drawings ‘certainly don’t reveal what our vehicle will really look like or give any specifics around what it will do - rather they show an androgynous vehicle and provide a glimpse of some of the inventive steps that we are considering.’
Dyson has also been critical of the EV progress of some of the industry’s biggest manufacturers, suggesting that they are simply placing battery packs into existing designs and promising that the Dyson EV would be built from the ground up.

The company has been developing the vehicle at the Hullavington Airfield in Wiltshire and is set for launch in 2021.