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Vacuum Maker Dyson Patents Off-Road Electric Car

May 10th 19__Dan Robitzski__Filed Under: Advanced Transport
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Vacuum maker Dyson just unveiled early blueprints for its upcoming off-road electric car.

The vehicle seems to be designed to be maneuverable even on rough terrain or off-road driving, according to patent filings reviewed by The Guardian. Specific details on the vehicle are sparse, but Dyson expects to begin selling the car in 2021 at costs comparable to a Tesla.

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The car is lower to the ground, with large, narrow wheels closer to the front and back ends of the car, all of which are expected to improve the car’s range, per The Guardian.

Dyson CEO and namesake James Dyson sent an email out to all the staff members urging secrecy around the project, but defended the decision to file these new patents, writing that the car would “include fundamentally new technologies and make some inventive leaps,” according to the Guardian.

It’s not clear how much of the patents’ designs will make it to the final product. But given that the car is supposed to go on sale within two years, Dyson is likely past the point of making major changes.

READ MORE: Dyson patents reveal plans for electric car with off-road potential [The Guardian]

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