October 10, 2019 / 4:05 PM / 12 days ago

British inventor James Dyson cancels electric car project

LONDON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - James Dyson, the British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, on Thursday cancelled his ambitious project to build an electric car, the centrepiece of a 2.5 billion pound ($3.1 billion)investment in new technology.

“The Dyson Automotive team has developed a fantastic car; they have been ingenious in their approach while remaining faithful to our philosophies,” Dyson said in an email to staff.

“However, though we have tried very hard throughout the development process, we simply can no longer see a way to make it commercially viable.”

$1 = 0.8076 pounds Reporting by Paul Sandle. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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