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Why James Dyson Could Steal Elon Musk's Electric Car Throne

• https://www.fastcodesign.com, By Jesus Diaz

Sir James Dyson wants to change the world with a "radically different" electric car in 2020. A complete departure from the Teslas and Leafs of the world. Something revolutionary, he says. If I were Musk, I would be wary. If there's one person who can deliver something that can destroy the exo-martian's innovation halo, it's the British mad genius.

Just six months after announcing a $1.3 billion investment in the development of new battery technology, Dyson declared his intention to make a "radically different" electric car this week. "[W]e finally have the opportunity to bring all our technologies together into a single product," he wrote in an email to the company that was later made public. "I wanted you to hear it directly from me: Dyson has begun work on a battery electric vehicle, due to be launched by 2020." According to Bloomberg, Dyson's car will use the solid-state batteries developed by Sakti3, a company he bought in 2015, instead of the traditional Lithium-Ion batteries that Musk uses in Tesla (the same kind of power storage used in your laptop).

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