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Author Topic: You will not be driving a Dyson electric car.  (Read 410 times)
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« on: October 10, 2019, 07:09:00 PM »

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/oct/10/james-dyson-scraps-plans-to-build-electric-car
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 08:52:30 PM »

 I would not have been a Dyson customer anyhow 
         Many years ago, I bought a 600watt Dyson vacuum cleaner for 360.00. And praised its performance here on Navitron. Despite its lightweight plastic construction, I trusted the Name. It lasted less than 18 months.
  Silly me  It started sucking air in around the Ball and then the plastic dust canister cracked and broke. I repaired it 3 or 4 times but in the end , I went out and bought a 700watt Vax for 65 euros and because it performed so well, I rushed back to the Shop and bought another. The first one is still working perfectly 7 years later. The Dyson 600 jobbie is still in my never never but you never know casualty department.
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 10:06:06 PM »

I remember that thread Biff.

We still have ours from back before then, & it remains faultless. (early dyson Ball in storm-trooper white).

In mass production there will always be rogue elements, components & duff workmanship.
 
Yours was clearly a friday morning hang-over unit #ifindoubtsenditout

But yup, never thought dyson would come good with that, good PR, nice tax right off.
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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 05:54:15 AM »

I thought perhaps Dyson was being a little over-ambitious in the first place. Hopefully the design team that was assembled will have no problem moving on to new pastures.
I have my metal drum Aqua-vac boxer, (37 new) now 30+ years old. Not very elegant or good-looking about the house, but switch it on, it sucks up the dust, then gets put away. I am not a gadget-freak, I buy a thing to work rather than for it's aesthetic appeal. Vacuum cleaners do not need to be a decorative item for me!
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 10:06:08 AM »

famously, inventions are 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.
In Dyson`s case its 1% inspiration and 99% advertising.
He has a string of unneccessary/useless inventions going back to the ballbarrow.
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 10:24:49 AM »

I too fell for the advertising hype and bought a Dyson vacuum, worked well for a few months, then fell to bits. Over priced, shoddily made, rubbish chocolateteapot. Caught once OK, would never buy anything produced by Dyson again, most definitely. not a car.
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 10:36:12 AM »

love the fact that he is portrayed as Mr Brexit, and a great British company, but the first thing he did was move it all to Singapore, I dont think so and wouldn't buy one of his products because of this.
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2019, 01:22:34 PM »

I love his bladeless fans which have blades that are just mounted out of sight  wackoold  did someone mention snake oil??
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2019, 01:36:38 PM »

The Singapore move was really odd,
       To support one side and then head off to the other side of the word to set up his factory did not look good.
        Biff.
 
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2019, 10:05:45 AM »

He should have built the factory up north in the UK.just because the local council in Wiltshire would not allow the planning to ho through, it would have been welcomed elsewhere.
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