Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
CO-PRESENTED BY
272
nda:
Needmore seats to Win
Needmore seats to Win
upa:
»
1-min read

Dyson Confirms Its Upcoming Electric Vehicle To Have Off-Road Capabilities

Releasing brief details of patents filed 18 months ago ahead of the cars expected to launch in 2021, Dyson shared that the upcoming vehicle will have 'very large wheels'.

AFP Relaxnews

Updated:May 11, 2019, 10:11 AM IST
facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
Dyson Confirms Its Upcoming Electric Vehicle To Have Off-Road Capabilities
British inventor James Dyson. (Image: AFP Relaxnews)
Loading...
James Dyson, famed for his vacuum cleaners, hinted Thursday that his electric car would be more energy efficient than rivals -- and with "very large wheels" for the city and rough-terrain driving.

Releasing brief details of patents filed 18 months ago ahead of the cars expected to launch in 2021, Dyson said in a memo shared with media: "the patents show a car with very large wheels, giving low rolling resistance and high ground clearance.

"This makes a vehicle suited to city life and rough terrain but could also contribute to increased range and efficiency," he said, cautioning however that current designs were far from set in stone.

The British engineering entrepreneur acknowledged the patents were deliberately light on specifics but said: "they do reveal some of the ways we might improve Battery Electric Vehicles".

He also indicated that Dyson would move away from the status quo whereby electric car manufacturers base designs on existing formats that are adapted for electric propulsion systems.

"Such an approach is cost-effective, however, it tends to miss opportunities for mass-reduction and aerodynamic improvements which would improve the energy efficiency of the vehicle," he said.

Dyson also noted the drawback of focusing on smaller vehicles to reduce mass and extend driving range.

"However, the size and ride comfort of such vehicles tend to limit their attractiveness and utility," the billionaire inventor added.

The company last year announced Singapore as the site for its first electric car plant, sparking criticism of its Brexit-backing founder for not investing more in British manufacturing. However, it has set up an electric-car research hub in the UK.

Electric vehicles are increasing in popularity as governments worldwide drive forward plans to gradually phase out polluting petrol and diesel cars.
(Get detailed and live results of each and every seat in the Lok Sabha elections and state Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to know which candidate/party is leading or trailing and to know who has won and who has lost and by what margin. Our one-of-its-kind Election Analytics Centre lets you don a psephologist’s hat and turn into an election expert. Know interesting facts and trivia about the elections and see our informative graphics. Elections = News18)
| Edited by: Anirudh SK
Read full article
Loading...
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwittergoogleskypewhatsapp
 
 

Live TV

Loading...
Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results