Dyson e-car will not be made in UK
TECHNOLOGY giant Dyson says its planned electric car will be built at a new facility in Singapore, not in the UK.
The British firm, founded by the Brexit-supporting entrepreneur and inventor Sir James Dyson ( above), said its decision reflected the international nature of its business, including its supply chain despite high operating costs.
Its statement made no mention of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
Chief executive Jim Rowan confirmed the location of the factory just over a year after Dyson, best-known for its bag-less vacuum cleaners, announced its £2bn plan to build an electric motor car.
Lib Dem leader Vince Cable said: “It’s strange Brexiteer James Dyson has so little faith in the prospect of the UK leaving the EU that he’s manufacturing his electric cars in Asia.”