It’s been a big year for the e-car; and not just for new releases (Audi’s e-Tron and Jaguar’s i-Pace, included). The bigger news might be from Dyson. After much speculative ado, the UK appliance maker recently announced that it had selected Singapore as the base from which to take on Tesla with its new $2 billion e-mobile, scheduled to roll off production lines there from 2020. But why choose a city state that hasn’t produced a car since Ford closed its plant in 1980? Market access. Singapore’s free-trade deal with China means an easy ride into what Bloomberg thinks will be the biggest e-car market until 2040. Still, that’s no guarantee of success. More competition is assured: almost every auto-maker has e-car plans. That includes Volkswagen, which said this year that the fully e-booted re-make of its campervan, the ID Buzz (pictured), will hit the road in 2022. We’re smitten.