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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,Innovation | 4 Comments
Last month, Toyota shocked us  with a triple whammy of an announcement: an investment of $50 million in Tesla Motors , an information-sharing partnership with the startup automaker, and a plan for Tesla  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  — and it will be ready later this year.
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 , scheduled to go on sale in 2012.
Via The Truth About Cars 
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 shocked us: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/05/21/toyota-partners-with-tesla-to-make-electric-cars/
 Tesla Motors: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/25/teslas-all-electric-roadster-sports-car-to-be-available-for-lease/
 Tesla: http://inhabitat.com/2009/03/31/the-tesla-model-s-revealed/
 EV: http://inhabitat.com/tag/electric-vehicle/
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 The Truth About Cars: http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/finally-toyota-and-tesla-make-something-with-wheels/
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