Vacuum maker Dyson announced that it would build its electric car plant in Singapore, with a new site set for completion in 2020 ahead of the first vehicle launch a year later.
Dyson, founded by the billionaire British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner James Dyson, announced its plans to build an electric car a little over a year ago.
Dyson chief executive Jim Rowan confirmed the development as he told media: “Our existing footprint and team in Singapore, combined with the nation’s significant advanced manufacturing expertise, made it a frontrunner. Singapore also offers access to high-growth markets as well as an extensive supply chain and a highly skilled workforce.
“Singapore has a comparatively high cost base, but also great technology expertise and focus. It is therefore the right place to make high quality technology loaded machines, and the right place to make our electric vehicle.”
Dyson already employs around 1,100 people in Singapore, where it makes electric motors.