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Dyson has scrapped its electric car project

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by Tony Dyson, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. Frontstep

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    I suppose like an engined car never let it run below quarter full .

    Dyson is I read still running with the battery tech.

    As wonderfully alluded to above Dyson seem to operate on v high margins with their fragile design led tat.

    In a competitive market where big brands already have traction getting people to part with major bucks for a Dyson badge will be a huge struggle unless it was exceptional and cheap.
     
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    well at least i would not trip over a dyson car and fall down the stairs !!!!!!!
    Bl**dy hoover !!!!!!!!!
     
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    One of MrsLKs work colleagues had his leaving do on Friday. His new role was with the Dyson electric car project.
     
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    Couldn't help but smile when I looked at one of those grossly overpriced Dyson fans and thinking how many thousands did they plan on charging for the cars.

    Somewhere is an awfully large stack of Dyson car stuff or posh scrap.

    There are a lot of entrants coming to the electric car party bringing generic chinese bits in a multitude of guises.

    Fancy a Geely ?

    A Nio A Qoros A U7 ION

    My favourite a leapmotor

    https://www.dezeen.com/2019/04/25/auto-shanghai-2019-electric-cars/

    Many of these will get trampled in the rush but the world is changing.

    China already sells more electric cars than the rest of the world put together.

    Kaiyun will start selling its “Pickman” electric pickup in the US, Germany, and Italy as soon as next month (should be already). The base Chinese model sells for 16,800 yuan ($2,500). The US version will start at $8,950, Fox News reports.
     
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    Well I hope it's with the battery division, that would have to be one on the safest jobs on the planet right now!
     
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    As a very intelligent friend of mine has pointed out. Unless these cars are charged up using 100% renewable energy then they are no better than say a hybrid car. And the likelihood of energy companies going completely green is way off until there are more wind or solar farms and more water farms are created. How long that will take is another important question.



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    hybrid/hydrogen . i see a time where housing developments will have their own hydrogen plants for cars and all things lecky
     
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    Not so far off as you think:
    https://gulfgasandpower.uk/blog/could-the-uk-run-on-100-renewable-energy

    https://www.ft.com/content/5f5a0646-a1a4-11e9-a282-2df48f366f7d

    https://octopus.energy/?gclid=CjwKC...al_8L6pKxaOdqStvDbnUq3RpzFrl6ZfRoC01AQAvD_BwE
     
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    Only in the dark and distant dystopian future unfortunately, and by small independent developers much along the lines as we see today.
    Our successive Governments have been fed all the latest information in sustainable building technologies since the inception of BREEAM (UK) in 1990, LEED (US) in 1993 and Passivhaus (DE) in 1994, who were some of the first Associations/Authorities established solely for that purpose, and 25 Years later we (in the UK) are still building with fragmented and regionalised building regulations where very little has changed since the post war building boom of the 1950-1960's, with the biggest noticeable change being, dwelling room specifications have become smaller, and dwellings built to higher densities on development plots.
    It has been taking private money to 'buck the trend' and develop your own standards and specifications since the early 90's and I don't ever see that changing!
     
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    sound a cynic, read "realist " bit like me. but i believe it will happen as you say. privately at first anyway. i was talking to someone last week who knows a guy,apparently the first to power his house via fuel cell,hydrogen , if i can find out more i will post it .
     
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    Wait till you see his tanks !!
     
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    Seriously?!! The only way that could be possible is via the fuse box as a secondary feed into it. Looking forward to hearing more about this though.


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    I want that system!!!! Now!!!
    Sorry, I would Love that system right now.
    It's awesome!!!!



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    there you go , hope my bro advises who in uk has this.
     
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    Only $500k US....
    That's a very long return on investment....
     

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