Report: Toyota and BMW to collaborate on new mid-sized sports car, hydrogen fuel cell tech, and more
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MotorTrend reports that BMW and Toyota have confirmed a new collaborative effort on a mid-sized sports car as part of some future long-term projects. Both of the two major automakers will jointly develop this said sports car from the ground-up. It will be used to develop and research a fuel cell system, lightweight technology, and lithium-air batteries.

The fuel cell system will be designed in-house meaning all-inclusive componentry such as the fuel cell stack, hydrogen tank, motor, and battery. Ideally, both BMW and Toyota seek to have this project completed by 2020 with a potential prototype available by 2015. Along with these efforts, Toyota and BMW both seek to make hydrogen refueling infrastructure more available.

Both BMW and Toyota have strong historical backgrounds in researching and developing hydrogen fuel-cell technology. However, due to the cost of the technology back in the day (some of you remember major examples such as BMW’s hydrogen fuel cell powered 7-Series), production just wasn’t feasible. Though several decades later, technology has come far enough to further explore these engineering marvels.

This said “mid-sized sports car” has been speculated by some to even make way for a new Toyota Supra. Though there are no official words surrounding this, except for a concept platform debuting by the end of this year.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: MotorTrend


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  • cad4life

    whats the point, lexus has the IS coupe, I guess it turbo/diesel tech 4 Toyota & bmw a small company doesn’t have 2 waste money on a fuel cell? bmw look 2 b the win here, Toyota could already turbos/diesels if they didn’t go full in on hybrids