Toyota has revealed its plans to create a battery for the next generation of electric vehicles with a nearly 1,500-kilometer (932-mile) range. The solid-state battery, which has a short charge time of just 10 minutes, is something the Japanese manufacturer hopes to commercialize by 2027. In a technology briefing, Toyota emphasized that the future battery EV will enable customization of the driving experience, focusing on acceleration, turning, and stopping capabilities.
The business emphasized that recent developments in battery technology have made it possible to move solid-state batteries from the research stage to the production stage. Compared to the lithium-ion batteries typically utilized in commercial electric vehicles, these batteries have several benefits. Due to cost and durability considerations, lithium-ion batteries have been favored despite their range and charging speed restrictions.
Although specifics were omitted, Toyota claimed to have made a “technological breakthrough” to overcome these barriers. In addition to solid-state batteries, Toyota will continue enhancing lithium-ion battery development to improve efficiency and achieve a range of 1,000 kilometers, almost twice as far as Tesla’s long-range Model Y. As a less expensive option to lithium-ion and solid-state batteries, the company also intends to investigate the usage of lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) batteries.