The Dyson electric vehicle is slated to take the form of a crossover, according to patents sighted by Bloomberg. The manufacturer of bladeless fans and vacuum cleaners is slated to debut its electric vehicle in 2021, according to Autocar, and it will be one of three pure EVs to be rolled out. The first Dyson EV will be a large vehicle, one which Autocar says will bear a footprint similar in size to that of the Range Rover, though with different proportions.

Patents filed describe a car that will have a 330 cm wheelbase, though with 4-6 cm more ground clearance and 25 cm lower overall height compared to the British luxury SUV. Its body will be aluminium, as Dyson and its engineers believe carbon-fibre structures have yet to reach the maturity needed for the electric project.

The forthcoming electric vehicle’s layout allows for very good approach, breakover and departure angles even by Land Rover standards, the report says, although there has been no indication that Dyson intends to build an off-roader. “It’s just that we can have these things for free,” founder James Dyson told Autocar.

Powertrain details haven’t been explicitly confirmed, though founder Dyson confirmed to the publication that the company is researching two different types of solid-state battery, with research proceeding in four linked global locations including the United Kingdom. The new battery technology will eventually be employed, though the earliest cars will be powered by lithium-ion batteries.

The forthcoming EV is likely to employ two motors, as the founder suggested that more than one motor would make sense as it increases the potential for energy regeneration upon coasting and braking. Dyson is most likely to manufacture its own motors for the car, and could contribute to a saving of around 10 cm on overall width. As shown, the space saving will be maximised by tall and narrow wheels, helping to keep frontal area to a minimum and thus greatly contributing to aerodynamic efficiency.

While its automotive headquarters are currently under construction in Wiltshire, UK, where an initial batch of cars will be built, the company’s EVs will ultimately be manufactured at Dyson’s base in Singapore. Autocar says Dyson mentioned Range Rovers and Teslas when discussing his future models, which are the most likely rivals to its creation.