Global product development director, Dyson
THE man chosen to lead the technical side of James Dyson’s £2.5bn electric car project is Ian Minards, who left Aston Martin to take up the role almost two years ago. Little is known about the Dyson EV, apart from the fact that it won’t be cheap and isn’t a sports car. But Dyson has been making bold claims about his new creation’s solid-state battery tech, which is supposed to be safer, easier to cool and quicker to charge. So Minards will be busy, especially with the car expected by 2020.