The Dyson car looks more likely than ever, as former Aston Martin product development director Ian Minards has moved into the same role at electronics company Dyson.
Minards’ move fuels the already fierce speculation that Dyson is bringing an electric car to market in the near future, although the car is being kept under wraps.
The Dyson electric car was referenced in a government document entitled ‘National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016-2021’ earlier this year, in a brief segment which, according to the Guardian, said: “The government is funding Dyson to develop a new battery electric vehicle at their headquarters in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. This will secure £174 million of investment in the area, creating over 500 jobs, mostly in engineering”.
The document has since been altered to say “The government is providing a grant of up to £16m to Dyson to support research and development for battery technology at their site in Malmesbury," fuelling speculation that Dyson wants to keep the car a secret for as long as possible.