Is the Toyota-General Motors deal for joint research on fuel-cell vehicles running out of juice? The deal expires in March, and neither side has said much about a renewal.
GM CEO Rick Wagoner visited new Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe in Tokyo last week. They met for an hour, but nobody's saying what was discussed.
Even with the joint-research deal, which goes back six years, there's an air of independence to the two fuel-cell programs. GM doesn't claim any Toyota input on its fuel cells, and vice versa. So where's the cooperation?