What sparks will fuel vehicle giants and electric vehicle giants produce together?
Recently, according to media reports,Tesla and Toyota are considering joint research and development of small SUV platforms. The two sides have been discussing the possibility of such cooperation since last year and are now approaching the final stage.
If the two sides can reach a successful cooperation, Toyota will provide Tesla with the vehicle platform, and Tesla will provide Toyota with the electronic control platform and software technology in the vehicle.
According to a source close to the matter,With a partnership with Toyota, Tesla will be able to use the Toyota platform and launch a compact pure electric SUV at low cost.Meanwhile, Tesla's sales in Japan are likely to grow significantly.
Through the cooperation between the two companies, Tesla can reduce the cost and time of developing small electric SUVs, while Toyota's revenue is the development of ECU and OS. In short, the cooperation between the two sides is not only a combination of strong countries, but also a combination of taking what each needs.
Tesla will launch an economic pure electric vehicle worth 25000 US dollars (about 160000 yuan) in the future.
It is worth mentioning that Tesla and Toyota have cooperated before,The two agreed to jointly develop electric vehicles in 2010 and sold RAV4 electric vehicles equipped with Tesla battery system in 2012.
However, due to poor sales and other reasons, the cooperation between Toyota and Tesla ended in 2017. However, the new news disclosed this time also further revealed that the two sides still have close ties, and it can not be ruled out that the two sides will re cooperate in the future.
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