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How will the BMW-Toyota deal impact the Toyota-Tesla relationship?!

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    What might this mean for the Toyota-Tesla tango beyond the RAV4-EV?!

    BMW and Toyota Sign Agreement to Collaborate on New Products and Technologies - NYTimes.com

     
  2. Discoducky

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    Very interesting indeed...
     
  3. Jason S

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    If Tesla and Toyota are in negotiations right now, this move could be designed to pressure Tesla.

    I'm not aware of BMW having any fuel cell tech, so it could be a trade between Toyota's fuel cell tech and BMW's need for hybrid tech. Tesla's pure EV play being a different tech. BMW does have a pure EV tech, maybe Toyota is looking to get that info. BMW also has the sports car niche.

    Overall it doesn't look like good news for Tesla, but could be a non-issue too.
     

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