Volume 94 Issue 13 | p. 13 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 28, 2016 | Web Date: March 25, 2016

Dyson invests big in batteries

Maker of cordless vacuum cleaners to spend $1.4 billion on technology development
Department: Business
News Channels: Environmental SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: energy storage, batteries, lithium-ion, electric vehicles

Dyson, the British manufacturer of small household appliances, is betting that the right batteries will allow the world’s consumers to cut the cord. Building on its purchase last year of Sakti3, a U.S.-based start-up, Dyson says it will spend $1.4 billion on battery technology development over the next five years.

As anyone who has seen a Dyson commercial knows, the company’s vacuum cleaners have powerful motors and . . .

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