Aston Martin boss has doubts on Dyson car project

A few of the engineers of the automotive learn more about electric powertrains that Aston Martin ceo Andy Palmer.

In his previous life, that Nissan is responsible for the development, Palmer led the team that created the Sheet. His arrival at Gaydon has put Aston Martin is sure that this will be a part of an electric future, and he is politely sceptical about James Dyson’s plan to introduce an electric car in 2020.

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“I wish him the best of luck,” Palmer told Autocar,“ but on the figures that have been reported, I know that you will not be doing this for the money, and you will not do so within this period. At least, I know I couldn’t.”

Aston Martin Consulting has been involved in several EV projects for other manufacturers (the only publicly disclosed as Faraday Future), and Palmer said in an underestimation of the challenges has been a common factor.

“We have had discussions with about 10 of them,” he continued. “Everyone has underestimated the difficulty of engineering a car to a budget and aggressive time scale. Some of them are going to get there, but always over budget and late.”

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