Vacuum Company Dyson to Launch Electric Car by 2020
British company Dyson is known for inventing new vacuum cleaner technology and producing other devices for the home.
Now the company has entered new territory by announcing plans to launch an electric vehicle by 2020.
In a recent announcement to employees, company founder James Dyson said about 400 engineers are working with other teams on the project.
The company – based in Malmesbury, England - is known for creating innovative product designs started by Dyson himself. Dyson is seen by many as having revolutionized the industry by engineering products that are powerful and easy to use. For example, the company makes fans and heating devices that do not use blades like most other products on the market.
Dyson has been working on vehicle technology since 1990, when its engineers invented a way to trap diesel engine pollutants. In recent years, the company has increased its research and development efforts for electric vehicles.
According to Dyson, the company will invest at least $2.6 billion in the project. He said he looks forward to offering the world "a solution to the world's largest single environmental risk."
In his message, Dyson said the company is now ready to use all of its technologies to produce an electric car. He said he has always believed that electrically-powered vehicles would help solve the world's pollution problems. He added that this is why the company has developed battery technologies for many years.
The vehicles will not run on the same kind of lithium ion batteries currently used in electric cars. Instead, Dyson said the company chose solid-state technology in an effort to make the batteries smaller and easier to charge.
The company has not yet released specific details about the design of the vehicle. "Competition for new technology in the automotive industry is fierce and we must do everything we can to keep the specifics of our vehicle confidential," Dyson wrote in his company message.
However, he did tell Britain's The Guardian newspaper the vehicle "would not be a sports car." He said the design was "all about the technology" and warned it would be an expensive vehicle to own.
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公司创始人詹姆斯·戴森（James Dyson）在近期发给员工的公告中表示，约400名工程师与其它团队合力研发该项目 。
这家总部位于英国马尔姆斯伯里的公司由戴森本人一手创办，该公司以打造创新型产品设计而著称 。很多人认为，戴森功能齐全、使用方便的产品彻底改变了整个行业 。例如，与市场上大多数产品不同，该公司生产的风扇和加热设备没有使用叶片 。
自1990年以来，戴森一直在研究汽车技术，当时该公司的工程师发明了一种收集柴油废气的办法 。近年来，该公司加大了对电动汽车的研发力度 。
据戴森透露，公司将在电动汽车项目投资至少26亿美元 。他说，他希望为世界提供一种“解决全球最大单一环境风险的方案 。”
戴森在公告中表示，公司已准备利用所有技术生产电动汽车 。戴森称，他一直认为电动汽车有助于解决全球污染问题 。他还指出，这就是公司多年来研发电池技术的初衷 。
该汽车不会采用当今其他电动汽车使用的锂电池 。相反，戴森称为了缩小电池，让电池更易充电，他们采用的是固态技术 。
该公司尚未公布电动汽车设计的具体细节 。戴森在公告中称：“汽车行业的新技术竞争十分激烈，我们必须竭力做好汽车细节的保密工作 。”
然而，他告诉英国《卫报》，这款汽车并非跑车 。他表示，这款汽车的设计“充满科技含量”并指出这款车价格不菲 。