Dyson Releases EV Line Patents
May 13, 2019—Dyson, a British manufacturer best known for its vacuums, could add electric vehicles to its lineup, reported CNBC.
“We’ve been researching motors, batteries, aerodynamics, vision systems and robotics for 22 years. Now the time is right to bring all our knowledge and experience together into one big project—an electric car,” founder and CEO Sir James Dyson said in a statement on the company’s website.
Dyson received patents and the images show what looks like a three-row crossover-utility vehicle that follows the latest industry approach to electric vehicle design, with its battery pack and motors mounted below the floorboards.
Dyson said the patent filings reveal an “androgynous vehicle,” rather than a specific product under development. Referencing the patent renderings, Dyson did note that the basic shape, a bit lower than today’s typical SUV and CUV, would reduce aerodynamic drag while “the long wheel base could be employed, increasing the driving range and enabling a larger cabin capacity.”