Toyota is the undisputed leader in the hybrid market. Two decades ago, when the rest of the manufacturers were busy developing diesel engines, Toyota launched hybrid vehicles.
It was a technology whose purpose no one could understand, as it combined gasoline engines with very low-power electric motors.
And the hybrids came
For several years now we have been able to understand the true meaning of those hybrid vehicles that today, thanks to their eco-labels, circulate freely in the city centers of all European cities.
The same thing happens with electric models too. Toyota seems to have fallen behind in this technology, but when it shows a small part of what it has in the backroom for the coming years, it is uncompromisingly convincing.
This happened just as he recently explained his plan for an electric car, which today is reduced to the bZ4X.
The show begins
Well, if we go from furthest to nearest, the company’s plans will culminate in 2028 with the presentation of the desired solid-state batteries.
In this case, in addition to being 40% smaller and lighter than the current ones, they also offer a performance of around 1,200 kilometers of autonomy with a charging time of 10 minutes. Today it seems to be something reserved for science fiction.
On the way, the brand promises to launch a new evolution of current batteries in 2026 that will allow an autonomy of up to 800 kilometers with just 20 minutes of charging time.
A year later, in 2027, batteries with ferrophosphate technology will appear on the market for a new generation of electric vehicles at an affordable price. This battery guarantees an autonomy of 600 kilometers and a recharging time of 30 minutes. Batteries that are already said to be up to 40% cheaper than current ones.
As early as 2028, the company would reach the milestone of 1,000 kilometers of autonomy with a charging time of 20 minutes, all mounted on a vehicle that must be sufficiently aerodynamic and light. Exactly the same year that the above-mentioned solid-state electric accumulators saw the light of day, the real revolution.