Dyson to build £120m electric car testing facility

British inventor James Dyson is planning to invest up to £120m in building a new test facility for electric cars in Wiltshire.

Plan for testing track and worker accommodation


Dyson has submitted plans to expand its Hullavington site on former Ministry of Defence land. This would include building 10-miles of off-road track, a high-speed racing circuit and offices for up to 2,000 extra workers.

The expansion is part of a plan to start selling a radical electric car from 2021.

Jim Rowan, chief executive of Dyson, predicted that Hullavington would soon become a world-class vehicle testing campus.

“We are now firmly focused on the next stage of our automotive project strengthening our credentials as a global research and development organisation,” he said.

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