Dyson is best known for its top-of-the-line vacuums and other assorted high-tech home gear. The last thing you’d expect to see with a Dyson logo is a car, but that’s exactly what the company is planning on building, and it actually seems kind of… awesome?
Dyson’s automotive aspirations stretch back quite a while, but new patents show us what Dyson’s designers are aiming for with their new all-electric SUV. Here it is:
Carwow took the patent drawings a few steps further, turning them into 3D renders of what the car might look like when it finally hits the road:
The four-door SUV depicted in the drawings is an all-electric vehicle powered by Dyson’s own electric motors. With decades of experience building home appliances equipped with powerful electric motors, the company definitely knows what it’s doing, but can it make it in the auto world? Here’s what Dyson has to say about that:
Dyson has been at the forefront of motor development since we launched our first high-speed Dyson digital motor V1 in 2004. It span at an astonishing 100,000rpm – five times faster than a Formula 1 engine. The heart of all Dyson machines, our motors give life to pioneering, unique technologies – and we’ve now made over 50 million of them.
Right now, Dyson is in the middle of building a huge electric vehicle factory in Singapore. It’ll be done in 2020, and that’s when it expects to begin actually producing its still-unnamed SUV. The car should be ready for its time in the spotlight sometime in 2021 if all goes well.
“We’ve been researching motors, batteries, aerodynamics, vision systems and robotics for 22 years,” James Dyson, founder and chief engineer of Dyson, said about the car. “Now the time is right to bring all our knowledge and experience together into one big project – an electric car.”
Whenever it arrives, we’ll be ready!