Every day it gives more importance to the issue of environmental pollution by motor vehicles. Therefore, BMW and Toyota have signed a pact by which they engage in collaboration in the development of lithium ion batteries for clean energy.
The Japanese Germanic alliance is committed to working together in the development of lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles. Today, the manufacture of these batteries is expensive and a very low autonomy, which is why this collaboration will help improve the performance and autonomy of the battery cells Li-ion with the use of new materials in the manufacture of cathodes, anode and electrolyte.
This union is based on another deal signed last December 1, 2011, which was performed by a declaration of intent in the development overall medium and long-term ecological technologies which respect the environment. Furthermore, as reaching the agreement, Toyota Motor Europe engines equipped BMW diesel until 2014 in some models of displacements of 1.6 and 2 liters.