The vacuum cleaner company Dyson is due to release its first car in 2021. Here’s everything you need to know about this all-electric SUV.
2021 Dyson electric SUV
aluminium body, high ground clearance and long-range electric battery
Price and release date
around £75,000; 2021
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2021 Dyson electric car price and release date
The 2021 Dyson electric car will join a growing list of premium electric SUVs arriving in the UK. These include the Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace, Mercedes EQC and Tesla Model X – all of which cost between £60,000 and £85,000. As the Dyson will likely have costly features, like high-tech batteries and lightweight materials, you can expect the car to cost at least £75,000.
The Dyson electric car is expected to be released in 2021.
2021 Dyson electric car dimensions
Much of the 2021 Dyson electric car remains shrouded in mystery, but some details about the styling have been made public via patent applications and boring legal stuff. The car is expected to be five metres long – slightly longer than a Range Rover – with a high ground clearance. The roof is slated to be low, with a sloping windscreen, to aid aerodynamics. The patent applications also indicate that the Dyson electric car will be up to 1.8 metres high and just under two metres wide.
Based on this information, carwow has created an exclusive render of the 2021 Dyson electric car, seen above. Notice the large space between the front and rear wheels, which will combine with the electric car’s remarkable length to create a roomy and accommodating cabin, despite its low height. The “grille” is purple and luminescent, reflecting Dyson’s unique brand identity while also creating a quasi-futuristic aura.
Bonus points if you know who the driver is…
2021 Dyson electric car specs
Details on the 2021 Dyson electric car are thin on the ground. However, the brand has previously stated that the car must have a long range. If it wants to stand toe-to-toe with the Tesla Model X, it has to have an official range of 315 miles. To help achieve that goal, expect the Dyson’s design to be as aerodynamic as possible, using that sloping windscreen and lightweight aluminium to save weight and increase efficiency. Regenerative braking – which captures energy normally lost while coming to a stop – is very likely to be seen as a feature.
The wheels of the 2021 Dyson electric car are expected to be both large and thin. The enormous, 24-inch diameter is to increase ground clearance and provide a comfortable drive; the thinness is a choice that should reduce energy-wasting rolling resistance.
There is a possibility that the 2021 Dyson electric car will also be available in both hybrid and hydrogen-powered versions. The brand has applied for patents on both hybrid and hydrogen power, although they haven’t commented on these ideas yet.
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