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BMW and Toyota team to develop green vehicle batteries

The German automaker will also supply Toyota with diesel engines


December 1, 2011
by The Canadian Press

TOKYO—Toyota and BMW are working together on environmental auto technology, collaborating on research for new lithium-ion batteries for green cars.

Under the agreement, BMW AG will also supply clean diesel engines to Toyota Motor Corp. starting in 2014 in models for the European market.

BMW will also supply Toyota Motor Europe (TME) 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter diesel engines for the European market starting in 2014. The engines will be installed in certain Toyota-produced vehicles planned for sale in the European market.