Toyota promises long-range solid-state batteries in EVs by early 2020s

The vehicle will use a new solid-state type of battery that is expected to reduce charging time down to a few minutes while significantly increasing the vehicle's range.

The Japanese giant reportedly wants to put the batteries in fully-electric vehicles by 2022, which could make it the first auto manufacturer to ship the new cells.

Existing electric cars rely on lithium-ion batteries which need up to 30 minutes to recharge even with faster charging systems in place. The use of new solid-state batteries is a big change from the lithium-ion batteries that now power today's EVs.

Toyota has not commented on Chunichi Shimbun's report directly, but a company spokeswoman told Reuters that Toyota seeks to commercialize solid-state batteries by the early 2020s.

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Toyota has chose to sell the new model in Japan as early as 2022, the paper said. The slowly dropping costs of EVs are, of course, tied to the dropping costs of battery manufacture, but batteries remain the single most expensive component in EVs. But before solid-state gets here, Toyota still plans to dive into the world of EVs with lithium-ion-powered cars.

Other automakers such as BMW are also working on developing all-solid-state batteries, eyeing mass production in the next 10 years.

Having long touted hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and plug-in hybrids as the most sensible technology to make cars greener, Toyota previous year said it wanted to add long-range EVs to its line-up, and set up a new in-house unit, headed by President Akio Toyoda, to develop and market EVs.

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