Toyota’s Hino Motors teams with Israeli startup to produce electric trucks

Toyota subsidiary Hino Motors and Israeli startup REE Automotive announced a partnership Tuesday to produce all-electric pickup trucks.

In addition to the trucks, the venture will also manufacture electric buses and commercial vehicles, the companies said.

Hino and REE said they hope to have the first hardware prototypes developed by next year. The vehicles will be based on the FlatFormer platform Hino unveiled in Japan two years ago.