Last October, Dyson announcedthe closure of the four-year project dedicated to the development of its own electric vehicle. A mysterious electric car, over which engineers of a company specializing in the manufacture of household appliances have worked for a long time, will nevertheless be demonstrated to the public in the form of a conceptual model. During an interview with the founder of the company, James Dyson, it became known that the project cost the company $ 600 million. The businessman also talked about some of the technical characteristics of the concept.
An electric vehicle was developedcodenamed "N526" and was supposed to go in the form of a seven-seater minivan with a unique autonomous driving radius of 960 km on a single battery charge. It is noteworthy that the Tesla Model S has an autonomous range of 600 km, and the Tesla Model X has 505 km. The unique autonomous radius of the trip was provided by the proprietary development of solid state batteries. According to Dyson, such characteristics were achieved during testing on the highway on a "cold February night with heating and a radio on."
The mass of the car "N526" made fromaluminum, amounted to 2.6 tons, and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h, amounted to 4.8 seconds. The maximum speed is 200 km / h. The car was driven by two electric motors with a capacity of 200 kW (536 hp) and with a torque of 650 Nm. The overall dimensions of the N526 case were: 5 meters in length, 2 meters in width and 1.7 meters in height.
The car has a panoramic roof, andthe look is almost copied from the new Range Rover. However, according to Dyson, the windshield in the N526 electric car has a tilt angle greater than that of a Ferrari. Also, the car is equipped with wheels larger than any serial car on the market.
Futuristic interior design presented subtleSeats with segmented cushions and ergonomic head restraints. The dashboard uses a display located above the driver in such a way that it “floats in the face like a hologram”.
The N526 electric car will not be mass-produced, andpresented in the form of conceptual development. According to Dyson, “the spirit of the car” lives on, and a team of five hundred developers is already working on other projects, including continuing to create solid state batteries that will be of interest to many automakers.