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BMW, Toyota partnering on environmentally friendly technologies

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Thursday, December 1, 2011

BMW and Toyota have agreed to work together on green car technologies, specifically the development of lithium-ion batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles, the heads of both companies said today at the Tokyo Auto Show. 

BMW agreed to supply Japanese carmaker Toyota with clean 1.6- and 2-liter diesel engines beginning in 2014 in Europe as part of the partnership. Toyota plans to expand its European football and sell more fuel-efficient, diesel cars.

“Supplying Toyota with our fuel-efficient and dynamic diesel engines represents another important step in the planned expansion of our sales activities,” BMW Chairman Norbert Reithofer said.

This is a unique partnership for BMW while Toyota is partnered with Japan’s Suzuki and Germany’s Volkswagen, Ford Motor Co., Aston Martin, Tesla Motors and Microsoft.

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