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Dyson electric car patent revealed: Will vacuum maker's EV suck?

Dyson's first EV patents have been revealed

This is your first (kind of) look at Dyson's incoming electric vehicles, with the patents for the vacuum maker's EV revealed.

The images appear to show a high-riding wagon or SUV body style, with a full three rows of seats, meaning Dyson could be responsible for one of the world's first EV seven-seaters.

In an interview with UK outlet AutoCar, Sir James Dyson himself said his vehicle would be about the size of a Range Rover, stretching almost 5000mm in length, 1650mm in height and riding on a 3300mm wheelbase.

Twin motors, one at each axle, will provide the momentum, while the focus, according the company's founder, is on practicality, ride comfort and refinement. The battery pack is lives under the cabin floor, while the overall design - including that sharply raked windscreen - is all in aid of aerodynamics.

The body is aluminium and the wheels are a massive 23 inches, and while the patents don't mention battery specifics, it is though the brand is developing solid-state technology and a "skateboard" platform that will underpin as many as three EVs.

We know already that the Dyson EV, expected to launch in 2021, has been the subject of huge investment, and is being designed in a dedicated two-level production facility in Singapore - where Dyson already has some 1100 workers, including heavyweights from the broader auto industry.

Expect Dyson to unveil its first EV next year, ahead of a 2021 launch date. 

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