Dyson investing in EV testing

Dyson has plans to invest £200m in a vehicle testing campus as it continues with plans to launch an electric vehicle (EV) in 2020.

Dyson announced in 2017 that it had started work on a battery for EVs due by 2020.

Details on the EV itself have not been revealed, but Dyson announced last year that it had organised a team of more than 400 people on the project. This project combined Dyson engineers with individuals from the automotive industry at Hullavington Airfield.

Dyson said it will submit a planning request to continue building work at Hullavington, growing the total site investment up to £200m.

More than 10 miles of vehicle test tracks for vehicle development and verification, including a fast road route and off-road route are included in the planning application.

The campaign also discuss 45,000sqm of new development space, which could accommodate over 2,000 people as well as a café, sports centre, recreation space and supporting technical facilities.