Hybridleader Toyota and BMW are joining forces in pursuit of a better vehicle battery.
The two automakers today announced a research partnership around basic research to speed development of next-generation lithium ion battery cells.
As part of the collaboration, BMW will supply its "clean diesel" engines to Toyota for vehicles sold in Europe. The 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter diesel engines are slated for certain Toyota models in Europe starting in 2014, the companies said.
The joint research is designed to give the two companies a leg up on competitors for core technology in cleaner, fuel-efficient … Read more