According to a recent report, Mazda and Toyota are considering a powertrain sharing agreement which could see the two companies offer an assortment of new eco-friendly vehicles.

According to a recent report, Mazda and Toyota are considering a powertrain sharing agreement which could see the two companies offer an assortment of new eco-friendly vehicles.

Details are limited but sources have told Reuters that Mazda would receive fuel-cell and plug-in-hybrid technology from Toyota in exchange for SkyActiv petrol and diesel engines.  Sources also told the publication that Mazda was trying to develop their own fuel-cell system but decided to team up with Toyota instead.  This could be a smart move as Toyota has previously announced plans to offer other automakers the royalty free use of approximately 5,680 fuel cell related patents.

Company officials declined to comment on the report but an agreement is expected to be reached soon.

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