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Toyota To Supply Mazda With Hybrid System Tech
In brief: Toyota and Mazda have signed an agreement wherein Mazda will license Toyota's hybrid technology for use in upcoming hybrid models from Mazda.
The license allows Mazda to use Toyota's hybrid technology in upcoming hybrid vehicles, the first of which Mazda plans to unveil for sales in 2013. Mazda will couple the hybrid drive train from Toyota with the new SKY direct-injection engine, currently completing final development phases for a 2011 release.
Mazda plans to commence sales of a hybrid vehicle in the 2013 model year, but has not announced which model it will be. The Toyota-supplied hybrid drive components licensed include the motor and generator, power split device, power electronics, and battery pack.
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Mazda plans to increase fuel efficiency fleet-wide by 30% by 2015 over its 2008 levels.
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