Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Toyota is making unprecedented progress in solid-state batteries

Toyota continues to advance improvements to its solid-state batteries. They will be ready by 2027, but other options will be available before then.

Toyota one of the giants of the automotive industry, recently presented its roadmap for the next generation of Solid state batteries for electric vehicles and promises to change the rules of the game of electromobility. But what does this progress really mean?

The term solid-state battery may seem technical. But imagine this: you are at a charging station and in less than 10 minutes your electric car is 80% charged. It’s not science fiction, it’s Toyota’s promise for 2027. In fact, this technology would allow us to travel approximately 1,000 kilometers on a single charge.

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Unlike traditional batteries that use a liquid electrolyte to transport electrons, Solid-state batteries use a “gel”-like material this improves performance.

This not only makes them safer, but also allows electrons to move faster, which translates into ultra-fast charges, greater autonomy and less use of environmentally harmful materials in manufacturing.

Toyota also plans improved electrolyte batteries by 2026

But the innovations don’t end there. Toyota has also placed emphasis on improved liquid electrolyte batteries. The debut is planned for 2026. These batteries provide a range of more than 800 kilometers and reduce charging times to 20 minutes or less.

As if that wasn’t enough, lithium iron phosphate batteries are also planned, which when combined with Toyota technology could provide an additional 20% in range 30 minutes charging time.

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To put Toyota’s progress into perspective, consider this: They expect next-generation batteries to power 1.7 million of the 3.5 million BEVs (battery electric vehicles) they plan to sell worldwide by 2030 progressive cost reduction and increase in efficiency point the way to a greener and more sustainable future.

In the words of Takero Kato, president of the new Toyota production facility: “We will need multiple options for batteries, just like we have different types of engines.” “It is important to offer battery solutions that are compatible with a wide range of models and customer needs are.”

It is clear that Toyota is preparing for this Lead the transition to sustainable electromobility. With these advances, the brand wants to make electric vehicles even more attractive to a wider audience.

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