Tesla surpassed Dyson’s electric car in everything, but its production was canceled
Last fall, Dyson officially stopped working on a promising prototype of an electric car, deciding not to present its creation to the public. Six months later, it became obvious that they would not revive the project, and therefore some details decided to declassify. A full -functional prototype “N526” was built, which passed the running tests at the training ground and showed impressive results.
The main advantage of the N526 is the dimensions of the Dyson of their own development, which provide impressive 1000 km of the course. And this is for a car with a length of 5 m, weighing 2.6 tons and accommodating seven passengers. For a similar Tesla model x limit only 400 km. The prototype accelerates to hundreds in 4.8 seconds and moves at a maximum speed of 200 km/h, which is also more than Tesla. Two electric motors with a capacity of 200 kW are driven into motion.
As Sir James Dyson himself said, he was delighted with the ability of N526 to maintain a battery charge and maintain a speed of more than 100 km/h, quote: “Frosty at night on a country road with heating and radio”. The electric car received futuristic thin seats with improved support support and could get a dashboard in the form of a cut -off hologram in front of the driver’s face. At least in rare photos, space behind the steering wheel is empty – there are no screens and sensors there.
The main reason why the prototype did not become a serial machine is a high price. The cost of one copy of about 150,000 pounds, and the company that has never been engaged in car production has no possibilities to reduce their costs for their release. Accordingly, no matter how good it turns out N526, he cannot compete with Tesla or other brands. However, Sir Dyson is ready to share the developments on the project so that someone else tried to create his own electric car.