Dyson, the household appliance manufacturer, recently announced they will be pushing forward on their efforts to create electric vehicles in Britain. The company will invest £200 million into test track operations located at their UK research center.
The firm, which is branching out from its vacuum cleaners and hair driers to take on car giants with a new generation of high-tech electric vehicles, said the move would create ‘more high-skilled jobs for Britain’.
It is being viewed as another vote of confidence in the United Kingdom in the run up to Brexit next Spring.
Dyson is currently recruiting an additional 300 automotive engineers on top of the 400 already in place and has said the electric car project could see the firm’s present UK workforce nearly double to around 8,000.
The battery-powered electric cars are being designed and developed in the UK, however lower labour costs mean final assembly is likely to be in South East Asia where much of the firm’s wider electronic and hi-tech production already takes place.
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