Mitsubishi and Toshiba have just announced a new partnership, aimed at developing lithium-ion batteries for vehicles.

Toshiba, a maker of electronic goods, has been making a few inroads into the automotive industry as of late. The most recent piece of news came when the company announced that it would build electric motors for Ford in June.

The company is now in a partnership with Japanese automaker Mitsubishi, according to Bloomberg. Yuki Murata, a spokesperson for Mitsubishi said the automaker has not yet decided if they will actually use the batteries.

The spokesperson also mentioned that if testing goes according to plan, the company will use the batteries. He pointed out that Toshiba has been working on batteries for a year and it will finish up testing before they approach the automaker to create a formal usage agreement.

This new agreement could help Mitsubishi catch Toyota and Honda in the development of electric cars, as the automaker has yet to produce anything that can rival the Prius or theCR-Z.

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Source: Bloomberg

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9 comments:

  (142) posted on 05.6.2011

Usually Toshiba batteries are lighter and yield more power than others.

  (228) posted on 05.6.2011

Soon there’ll be new partnership on rear mirrors, dashboards, brakes that has Toshiba logo. Am just kidding, and don’t take my comments seriously. I hope there’ll be more energy efficient projects to launch soon.

  (939) posted on 07.12.2010

The date on the link gives a clue as to when it was written. So a link to Toshiba is not good enough for you? End of discussion.

  (807) posted on 07.11.2010

that titanate chemistry seems to be a dead end with that very low energy density. but maybe they can easily change to make a different type. might be good for the prius style hybrid but that type of car has no future

  (859) posted on 07.8.2010

that titanate chemistry seems to be a dead end with that very low energy density. but maybe they can easily change to make a different type. might be good for the prius style hybrid but that type of car has no future

  (518) posted on 07.8.2010

yeah, same here dude.. it’s shape is almost the same as the beetle.

  (1023) posted on 07.7.2010

I hope their partnership will become successful.

  (612) posted on 07.7.2010

the MIEV looks like a Volkswagen Beetle.. but i agree.. Mitsubishi has already left behind on the E-Car Category.

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

agree, Toshiba is well know in making a reliable and quality batteries, and I must admit that Toshiba batteries are way better than sanyo and Cadnica.

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