After announcing his abandonment of car building, Dyson turned his attention to electric vehicle parts.
Recently, according to foreign media reports, British innovation technology company and dustless bag cleaner inventor Dyson announced that they will invest 2.75 billion pounds (about 24.15 billion yuan) in the next five years to develop new technologies and products, such as electric vehicle batteries and motors.
Mr Dyson said the number of its product portfolio would double by 2025 and move into new areas “beyond home appliances”. Dyson will focus on solid-state battery technology, which was previously developed for electric vehicle projects, but the company abandoned the electric vehicle project last year.
In addition, Dyson will invest in motor technology, robotics, intelligent products and machine learning. “In the next five years, we will expand our existing product types and expand into new areas.”
It is understood that the investment will be based on Dyson’s new headquarters in Singapore, two universities in Wiltshire, UK and the Philippines. “This investment will open a new chapter for the company,” said Roland Krueger, Dyson’s chief executive.
In October last year, Dyson told employees in an internal email that his ambitious electric car program had ended and was not commercially viable. After three years of research and development, 20 billion yuan was spent in vain.
However, Dyson also gained a lot from this project, such as a large amount of R & D experience and professional knowledge about the automotive industry, which was quickly put into research and development in other fields.