Dyson has announced plans to build an electric car by 2020. Dyson already has a 400 strong team working on the project and has doubled the number of scientists working on its battery programmes over the last year. The electric car team are looking for a further 300 engineers. The team, originally based in Malmesbury in the Cotswolds, will be shortly moving to a new research and development base in Hullavington in Wiltshire. The firm is yet to decide where its electric cars – once designed – will be manufactured.

www.bbc.co.uk/technews (1st March 18)