Solid-state batteries are the new hot topic in electric cars, and the latest is a Toyota 10-minute fast charging EV will grace us next year. This is based on Nikkei Asia’s recent report that talks about the companies ambitious plans for next year. Toyota just recently announced their first EV to launch next year too.
The report states, “The technology is a potential cure-all for the drawbacks facing electric vehicles that run on conventional lithium-ion batteries, including the relatively short distance traveled on a single charge as well as charging times. Toyota plans to be the first company to sell an electric vehicle equipped with a solid-state battery in the early 2020s. The world’s largest automaker will unveil a prototype next year.”
The crazy news is that Toyota’s new tech will supposedly give you 500 km in range and charging in just 10 minutes.
While details about Toyota’s solid-state batteries are still vague, the company looks to take the lead if the report is correct, as most companies are looking towards the end of the year and beyond for mass production availability. Toyota will unveil the first prototype next year.
A little about the difference in batteries
Solid-state batteries will pretty much fill the gaps that we are seeing in current electric vehicles running on lithium-ion batteries these days, mainly the range and charging times. Toyota 10 minute fast charging can become a reality.
The range for the new vehicles by Toyota will have double the range of li-on battery supplied EVs, and won’t come at cost of interior space. Battery packs can be packed like Lego bricks, no matter li-on or solid state. The added benefits to performance include safety as the solid-state batteries have lower risk of fires, and multiply energy density, which measures the energy a battery can deliver compared to its weight.