What spark will the giants in the field of fuel vehicles and the giants in the field of electric vehicles create together?
The two parties have been discussing the possibility of this cooperation since last year, and it is now approaching the final stage.
If the two parties can successfully reach a cooperation, Toyota will provide Tesla with a vehicle platform,
A source close to the matter revealed that after Tesla has established a partnership with Toyota,
it will be able to use the Toyota platform and launch a compact pure electric SUV at low cost. At the same time,
Tesla’s sales in Japan may increase significantly.
Through the cooperation between the two companies,
Tesla can reduce the cost and time of developing small electric SUVs, and Toyota’s benefit is the development of ECU and OS.
To put it simply, cooperation between the two parties is not only a combination of strong forces,
but also a combination of what they need.
There is currently no more information about this new SUV, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk once stated on the “Battery Day”
last September that Tesla will launch a model worth US$25,000
(approximately RMB 160,000) economical pure electric vehicles.
Tesla and Toyota,
It is worth mentioning that Tesla and Toyota have previously cooperated.
The two agreed to jointly develop electric vehicles in 2010 and sold RAV4 electric vehicles equipped with Tesla battery systems in 2012.
However, due to poor sales and other reasons, the cooperation between Toyota and Tesla ended in 2017. However,
the new news revealed this time has further revealed that the two sides still have close contact,
and it is not ruled out that the two sides will re-cooperate in the future.