Toyota reportedly set to release fast-charging, long-range electric cars by 2022

Toyota EVs With Long Range Solid-State Batteries Due 2022

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The Chunichi Shimbun reported that Toyota's battery will be able to charge in a few minutes and have a long range, but the article did not list specifics.

More importantly, solid-state batteries also hold the promise of being recharged in minutes, instead of the quickest fast-chargers being able to juice up a lithium-ion auto battery in half an hour.

Toyota is touting its progress on a new kind of battery technology, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today's lithium-ion batteries. The new battery system will not only provide long range but also faster charge times.

A Toyota spokesperson told Reuters the company is aiming to commercialize the new batteries by the early 2020s. That model, however, will be based on the new C-HR crossover and will use lithium-ion batteries. How quickly the new EVs will catch on would also depend largely on battery costs. At the same time, the automaker has spent considerable money and effort in bringing hydrogen fuel-cell cars to (very limited) markets, at a time when most other automakers have been rolling their eyes at the demands and financial returns of this technology.

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A new type of battery being developed by Toyota might just be the solution to those problems.

Toyota appears to be aiming for a disruption in the electric vehicle space.

Toyota has chose to sell the new model in Japan as early as 2022, the paper said.

So-called "solid state" batteries have both solid electrodes and solid electrolytes.

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