Toyota and Ford are partnering together to build a new hybrid drivetrain for SUVs and light trucks. The two automakers, who've both been developing hybrid drivetrains for cars and SUVs separately for years, are hoping to make better advances in this particular sector by pooling their resources, both monetarily and technology-wise.
A statement from Toyota said the company wanted to work with Ford because of their leadership in producing SUVs and trucks and the high demand for those vehicles in America. Basically, American love their trucks, so there should be better hybrid versions on the market.
The timeline for this duo's drivetrain has only been limited to sometime later this decade, but the pair will each use the drivetrain in their own vehicles, not in any collaborative vehicles. Seeing as SUV and truck hybrids have been the least efficient hybrids produced so far, the sector needs some great improvements, so it's good to see automakers working together toward this goal.via Ford
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