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Dyson EV rumours swirl as Aston exec blows in

Product guru: Ian Minards (left) at the opening last year of a hi-tech prototype and vehicle development base at the MIRA Technology Park in the UK. He is pictured with MIRA CEO George Gillespie.

Key appointment fuels speculation that Dyson is secretly developing an electric car

7 Oct 2016

- Long-time Aston Martin product development director Ian Minards has moved to British consumer electronics giant Dyson, fuelling speculation that the company best known for designing and manufacturing high-performance vacuum cleaners and hand dryers is secretly developing an electric car.

- Dyson has refused to comment on whether Mr Minards, who has joined as global product development director, was hired to work on a vehicle program, saying only that the company has a history of recruiting experts from a wide range of backgrounds and that it was constantly developing new technologies.

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