Toyota and Subaru announced hey have agreed to jointly develop a platform dedicated to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for midsize and large passenger vehicles.
As well, the agreement will see the two automakers develop a C-segment-class BEV SUV model as well.
In order to bring these BEVvehicles to market, Subaru’s all-wheel drive technologies will be combined with Toyota’s electrification technologies. This will allows the automakers to rapidly develop and bring to market all-battery electric vehicle, along with self-driving vehicles.
“The automotive industry is in the midst of a once-in-a-century period of profound transformation. Starting with responses to the new CASE domains of car connectivity, autonomous or assisted driving, new mobility or car-sharing, and electrified powertrains and components, both Subaru and Toyota are required to conduct technological development with a sense of speed across a broader-than-ever spectrum of initiatives,” Subaru said in a statement.