The radio presenter vented his exasperation at the British firm after the company announced plans to build a new facility in Singapore to build electric cars.

Founder James became a prominent supporter of before the referendum and had repeatedly claimed leaving the European Union would offer new opportunities to Britain.

Responding to the news, the LBC host said: “I see Sir James, so you couldn’t be bothered to speak yesterday but you’re right and Geely, Nissan and BMW are all wrong and you’ve got half the way there with 16 million pounds worth of our money.

“Good work Sir James.”

Dyson had considered opening the new “advanced automotive manufacturing” in the UK but ultimately decided to open it in the Asian country instead.

Building of the facility is scheduled to be completed in 2020 and forms part of the company’s £2.5 billion global investors drive in the new technology.

Mr Ferrari continued: “This is the man who’s consistently talked up Brexit. He says post-Brexit Britain is not the place to build electric vehicles.

“Strangely Geely of China is building the hybrid London taxes and vans in Coventry. Nissan is building the Leaf, the world’s best selling electric car in Sunderland and BMW will begin production of the electric Mini in Oxford.”

Dyson is aiming to launch its first electric car in 2021. Specifications for the vehicle have yet to be divulged but will likely be shared over the coming years.

Dyson chief executive Jim Rowan said: “The decision of where to make our car is complex, based on supply chains, access to markets, and the availability of the expertise that will help us achieve our ambitions.

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“Our existing footprint and team in Singapore, combined with the nation’s significant advanced manufacturing expertise, made it a frontrunner.

“Singapore also offers access to high-growth markets as well as an extensive supply chain and a highly skilled workforce.

“Singapore has a comparatively high-cost base, but also great technology expertise and focus.

“It is therefore the right place to make high-quality technology loaded machines, and the right place to make our electric vehicle.”



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