Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Toyota in "production engineering" for a solid state battery, WSJ says

Toyota plans long-range, fast-charging electric cars, paper says Toyota set to sell long-range, fast-charging electric cars in 2022: paper
Derrick Tucker | 26 July, 2017, 01:11

According to a Chinese daily called Chunichi Shimbun, the new platform will be powered by solid state batteries that will provide significantly faster charging time and longer ranges. Toyota thinks the biggest of these hurdles is the current battery technology, and it intends to change that. Toyota wants to reduce the charging time down to the time spent for reloading an internal combustion engine vehicle.

Few stood up and noticed that report, but there was more interest when we reported past year that the research team had succeeded in creating lithium-based crystalline "Superionic" materials as solid state electrodes to deliver the batteries Toyota promised.

The new vehicle is expected to be launched in 2022 in Japan.

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Orlando gas prices jump in middle of summer-travel season
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Toyota will launch a long-range electric auto that will be able to recharge in just a few minutes in 2022, reports Reuters, citing the Japanese newspaper Chunichi Shimbun.

Whether Toyota will be able to leapfrog its rivals remains to be seen, however, as mass production requires a far more stringent level of quality control and reliability. The crossover will be re-engineered to accommodate an electric motor and a battery pack, located somewhere under the floor.

Last November, Japan's Nikkei newspaper reported that Toyota is rushing to start volume production of battery electric cars by 2020 and has established a dedicated team for the project. A new in-factory division, headed by president Akio Toyoda, will work on those EVs.

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