Jaguar Land Rover will work with Blackberry on its next generation technical architecture.
The communications company will assign a dedicated team of technicians for the project.
Diesel hybrids are being developed by Mercedes with sports-car like response.
It is looking at systems for future C and E-Class plug-in hybrids appearing later this year to cut CO2, improve torque and on-board power capacity, while BMW has ruled out mass EV production until 2020 on grounds of cost.
SEAT will launch a new model every six months until 2020, it stated at its annual media briefing.
The first fully electric vehicle will arrive in 2020 with a range of 310 miles on a single charge.