BMW-Toyota Developed Fuel-Cell Car to Be Launched Before 2020

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The agreement signed by BMW and Toyota more than 2 years ago took some people by surprise but it was a rather logical move when you think about it. The Germans realized that they need a more eco-friendly approach and they also knew that the budget needed to develop real long-term alternatives to fossil-fuel powered engines was too big for them.
What do you do in such situations? You find a partner and work on the issue together. With Toyota being one of the first companies that looked into alternative means of transportation, and with their extensive research in the field, BMW seemed to have chosen the perfect match.

The fruits of their collaboration have yet to show, since BMW launched its own i sub-brand and Toyota keeping up with their already known products. However, the rumor mill is churning out all sorts of news these days and the latest claims that we will see a fuel-cell powered Bimmer by the end of the decade.

The info comes from ‘sources’ of AutoExpress that seemingly have a direct say in the matter. According to them the company is developing the tech behind closed doors and a first model is already up and running but it will never see the light of day.

That’s because they want the car to be perfect once it’s released and the first generation of development will surely not be up to par with what’s expected. Even so, the same source says that this second coming of a production fuel-cell car should be here by 2020.

Of course, no word about specs or even the name of the thing have been released but things are looking good nonetheless. In the meantime, BMW will be launching a bunch of plug-in hybrid models.
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