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Toyota Officially Announces It Will Build An Electric Vehicle With Tesla

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 14, 2010 @ 6:40 pm In automotive,Green Transportation | 4 Comments

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Last month, Toyota shocked us [1] with a triple whammy of an announcement: an investment of $50 million in Tesla Motors [2], an information-sharing partnership with the startup automaker, and a plan for Tesla [3] to purchase the recently shuttered NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing) GM/Toyota plant in Fremont, California. However Toyota wouldn’t confirm that it was working with Tesla on an actual vehicle — until now. Toyota has officially announced the two are collaborating on a prototype EV [4] — and it will be ready later this year.

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So far, Toyota and Tesla are remaining mum on the details. We do know, however, that the prototype will contain Tesla’s lithium-ion battery system along with a body based on a current Toyota model. Tesla Prius, anyone? Or maybe a Tesla Camry? Stay tuned — we’ll update with more information as we get it. In the meantime, watch out for developments with the Tesla Model S [3], scheduled to go on sale in 2012.

+ Read More about Toyota and Tesla’s Partnership at Inhabitat [5]

Via The Truth About Cars [6]


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URLs in this post:

[1] shocked us: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/05/21/toyota-partners-with-tesla-to-make-electric-cars/

[2] Tesla Motors: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/25/teslas-all-electric-roadster-sports-car-to-be-available-for-lease/

[3] Tesla: http://inhabitat.com/2009/03/31/the-tesla-model-s-revealed/

[4] EV: http://inhabitat.com/tag/electric-vehicle/

[5] + Read More about Toyota and Tesla’s Partnership at Inhabitat: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/05/21/toyota-partners-with-tesla-to-make-electric-cars/#ixzz0qqxydCM9

[6] The Truth About Cars: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/finally-toyota-and-tesla-make-something-with-wheels/

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