Dyson e-car will not be made in UK

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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.”

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