Toyota, Ford discuss the potential of hybrid vehicles
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Toyota, Toyota, Honda, Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. have joined forces to develop a new electric vehicle that could replace traditional gas-powered vehicles in the future, according to people familiar with the plans.
Toyota’s new electric car, which is expected to be introduced next year, could offer more range, charging times and battery life than current hybrids, the people said.
The cars would be powered by battery cells that are smaller, lighter and more energy efficient than those currently in use, the vehicles could also offer longer range, the companies said in a statement.
Ford also is developing its own electric vehicle, the Ford Fusion, the same people said, though no specific details were given.
Ford’s Fusion could offer better range and better fuel economy than the Toyota vehicles, according the people, who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private.
Toyko Automotive Co. announced in January that it was working on a hybrid electric car that would be based on the Toyota Prius and could reach 100 miles per charge.
Toyota said it had no immediate plans to release its own hybrid vehicle.
Ford Motor Co., which was one of the first to market with the Fusion, has not announced any plans to develop its own vehicle.
Toyota, Toyota, Honda, Honda Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. have joined forces to develop a new electric vehicle that…
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