25 Jun '12, 8am

BMW and Toyota to expand green car partnership? via @zite.

BMW and Toyota to expand green car partnership? via @zite.

BMW and Toyota are expected to expand their cooperation beyond its current collaboration in electric car and diesel technology, according to Der Spiegel magazine. The German publication says that the two car giants are expected to make an announcement soon, although it is not known how the mag heard rumours of the expanding collaboration. It is thought that Toyota could benefit from BMW ’s expertise in lightweight materials while BMW ’s would stand to benefit from the Japanese firm’s hybrid technology know-how. The pair agreed to a deal last December, through which BMW will supply Toyota with diesel engines from 2014 for its European production and the two will collaborate on the development of lithium ion batteries for electric cars. (see story ). No spokesperson from either company was able to comment on the rumour. See also BMW and Toyota team up for tomorrow’s batterie...

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