Toyota and Volkswagen to develop electric trucks together

Toyota and Volkswagen to develop electric trucks together

October 28, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Volkswagen Group’s heavy-duty truck division, Traton, has announced a partnership with Toyota’s Japanese Hino Motors on electric trucks.

Traton and Hino have signed a joint venture agreement to develop all-electric trucks and fuel cell trucks, the Volkswagen Group said in a statement Wednesday. It is noted that the partnership will shorten the development time of vehicles with batteries and fuel cells.

The joint venture will also develop joint electrical platforms, including software and interfaces. At the same time, Traton and Hino have already agreed on a basic cooperation in 2018, and last year they also founded a joint venture for the procurement of spare parts.

The new joint venture will initially be based in Södertälje, Sweden, and then expanded to move to Tokyo.

As a reminder, Traton consists mainly of Munich-based truck and bus manufacturer MAN and Swedish company Scania.