Sep 12, 2018

Trade wars complicate Dyson electric car plant site

The chief executive of Dyson has warned that the global trade war will complicate its decision where to locate the company's first electric vehicle plant. The group has shortlisted Malaysia and Singapore, where it already has production facilities, as well as the UK or China for the site as part of its £2bn project to break into the global car industry. Last May, Dyson opened its first China R&D centre in Shanghai, where nearly 50 engineers adapt Dyson product designs for the China market. Dyson has not announced any joint venture partners for its battery technology group nor plans to assemble its consumer devices within China, in line with the company's preference for keeping everything in-house. "Our job is to make sure that the information we want to remain within Dyson remains within Dyson."

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