An Electric Car and a Rugged Throwback: The Dreams of 2 Rich Britons

An Electric Car and a Rugged Throwback: The Dreams of 2 Rich Britons

Jim Ratcliffe, center, declared his intention to build “a spiritual successor” to the Land Rover Defender, the famed vehicle of safaris and exploration. Mr. Ratcliffe owns two of the original models. LONDON — Two of Britain’s boldest and wealthiest entrepreneurs are trying to break into a very tough league. James Dyson, best known for innovative vacuum cleaners, said recently that he was preparing to introduce a new electric car and had 400 people working on the project. And Jim Ratcliffe, a billionaire petrochemical executive, is so upset about Jaguar Land Rover deciding to end production of the Defender that […]