Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Germany’s BMW Group will jointly develop a fuel cell vehicle platform by 2020.  This will include not only a fuel cell stack and system, but also a hydrogen tank, electric motor and supporting battery system. Germany is an important early market for fuel cell electric vehicles, and Toyota can lend to BMW years of experience and expertise in the development of fuel cell and battery powered drivetrains.

This is one of the four binding agreements that follows a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in December 2011 and expanded last June, which also includes joint development of a mid-sized sports vehicle, lightweight technologies, and a lithium-air battery with an energy density greatly exceeding those of current lithium-ion batteries.

Reference: FuelCellToday

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