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Ford, Mercedes, and Renault-Nissan announced on Jan. 28 they would produce fuel cell vehicles in 2017.

The three companies have been working on the technology, and some have demonstrated prototype vehicles. Mercedes-Benz has been testing multiple generations of their F-Cell fuel cell vehicle.

The Toyota-BMW agreement covers the united development of a fuel cell stack, hydrogen tank, and electric motor for a car. They will also work on new lithium-air battery technology, aiming to increase the energy density of electric vehicle batteries. Read the rest of this entry

Toyota Motor Corp. and BMW are signing an agreement to develop a sports car platform, lithium-air batteries and new lightweight materials. The automakers aim to jointly develop a fuel cell system for vehicles by 2020.

The companies will embark on a feasibility study to define a joint platform concept for a mid-sized sports vehicle, aiming to complete the study by the end of 2013.

Toyota and BMW will also team up to develop a new generation of batteries with higher energy density than the lithium ion batteries currently being used in hybrid and electric cars. They cited lithium-air batteries as the new chemistry to be explored.

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Rolls Royce is to announce a “stunning” new model in a couple of weeks followed by an auto-show debut on April 21st in Shangai.

Rolls Royce couldn’t reveal any more details on what sort of car it will be and what’s underneath the hood. Rolls Royce was working hard on testing out a prototype of a two-door Ghost coupe. We wouldn’t be surprised by RR bringing the Corniche name back as they have been promising customers that it was in the works for a while. Read the rest of this entry

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