Seven-seater crossover was to compete with the Tesla Model X.
Dyson officially canceled its project to create an electric car in October last year. But the electric car itself still remained a mystery, because only a small number of company employees saw it live. And yet, six months later, Dyson decided to demonstrate the canceled prototype.
The code name for the electric car is “N526”. This is a seven-seater crossover with a range of up to 600 miles (~ 965 kilometers). This result was achieved through the use of solid-state batteries of our own design. The car weighs 2.6 tons, while acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is 4.8 seconds. The maximum speed is 200 km / h. The electric car is equipped with two 200 kW motors, which produce a total power of 536 hp. and traction of 650 Nm.
The appearance of the Dyson electric crossover resembles the Range Rover model. Dimensions of the car – "five meters in length, two meters in width and 1.7 meters in height." In the cabin, seats of a rather curious shape draw attention to themselves. There is no traditional dashboard in front of the driver, instead a projection display is used.
The head of the company James Dyson spent about £ 500 million (~ $ 605 million) of personal funds to develop the prototype. Nevertheless, back in October, he told his subordinates that "despite the hard work done, we no longer see how to make the project commercially viable." He added that "the company will continue to work on solid state batteries and other fundamental technologies such as machine learning."