Toyota shares Prius tech with Mazda
* Mazda to get Prius technology * Mazda hybrid from 2013 * Toyota willing to license others...
Toyota is to license its Prius-based hybrid technology for use in a forthcoming Mazda hybrid.
Mazda began negotiations with Toyota last spring because it believes licensing the company's hybrid technology is the quickest way to bring its own hybrid to market.
Mazda wants to improve the average fuel economy of its vehicles by 30% by 2015.
Toyota said it will consider requests from other companies to license its hybrid technology, but wouldn't comment on who it is currently in negotiations with.