Toyota's disruptive solid-state battery will be available in 2021
Lithium-ion batteries are commonly used in modern electric vehicles such as the Tesla Model 3 and the fuel cell Toyota Mirai. Although they can provide a reasonable range and acceptable charging time, they cannot compete with the promised possibilities of solid-state batteries. Earlier this year, we reported that Toyota has tested its solid-state batteries on certain concept cars, and limited production of these batteries is scheduled to begin around 2025.
It seems that we don't have to wait so long to see the functions of these batteries, because Toyota will launch a prototype car using this technology in 2021. According to "Nikkei Asia" report, Toyota Motor's goal is to become the first car manufacturer. Sell electric cars with solid-state batteries in the early 2020s.
With the increase of Volkswagen’s stake in the start-up QuantumScape at the beginning of this year and the rapid development of QuantumScape solid-state battery development, the competition for mass-produced electric vehicles to market these batteries may be attributed to the two auto giants.
If you want to know all the fuss, it only takes 10 minutes to charge a car with a solid-state battery, and the charging range will be more than twice that of current electric cars using lithium-ion batteries. For reference, the impressive Lucid Air can reach 517 miles of cruising range, and can add 300 miles of cruising range in about 20 minutes, so you can only imagine how big a leap the solid-state battery will make.
By solving the inconvenience of cruising range and charging time, these vehicles may accelerate and prohibit gasoline engines. Of course, the biggest challenge is to get these electric vehicles on the road on a large scale, and their cost is comparable to traditional power vehicles and electric vehicles with lithium-ion batteries. Solid-state batteries may also greatly improve the performance of plug-in hybrid vehicles, such as the RAV4 Prime, which also uses lithium-ion batteries.
Toyota's commitment to this technology can be seen in the company's more than 1,000 patents related to solid-state batteries. As the Japanese government plans to set up a $19.2 billion fund to support decarbonization technology and many Japanese manufacturers that can produce the required solid electrolytes, Toyota is expected to be one of the first companies to show how solid-state batteries will revolutionize the electric vehicle market.
Publisher: Car Information Network -Xi Chen from: http://www.batterycloud.com.cn/newsDetail?infoId=322