Toyota teams up with Tesla

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    NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp is working to develop a prototype electric vehicle with Tesla Motors as it continues work on a battery-powered small car the Japanese automaker plans to launch in 2012, senior executives said on Friday.

    "We're at the stage of working toward a prototype and once that's completed and we've reached that milestone, I'd like to announce more about what we're working on together," Toyota President Akio Toyoda told reporters.

    Toyoda said Toyota was interested in experimenting with Tesla's approach to using lithium-ion battery cells developed for the electronics industry as a potential alternative to developing batteries tailor-made for its own vehicles as it had been doing.

    "We'll see which better meets the needs of consumers. We're taking a multifaceted approach," Toyoda told a group of U.S. reporters invited to tour Toyota's facilities this week.

    Toyota Moves Ahead With Tesla, Open to New Tie-Ups - ABC News
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aubjDJc07E]YouTube - Love Song-Tesla[/ame]
     
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    Will the brakes work?
     
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    That won't matter. The government has poured hundreds of millions of $$$ into Tesla. It will get a pass.
     
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    And how much money are we sending overseas each year to pay for our oil addiction?

    100 billion dollars!

    It is the largest transfer of wealth in the history of the world.

    Electricity is energy made in America.
     
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    ...as is domestic oil production. But, as you have said, "screw the oil companies."
     
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    Chris,

    Not true. You are a victim of the electricity lobby.
     
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    Absolutely.

    Conserve fuel.
     
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    Toyota's record in F1 was dismal. They spent more money for less points than any other team in history. Hi level technical innovation and Toyota don't seem to get along.
     
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    Prius
     

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