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

26 July 2017, 12:50 | Virginia Benson

Toyota plans to use solid-state batteries to enable longer-range EVs with fast-charging

Toyota plans long-range, fast-charging electric cars, paper says

Most of the current lithium-ion batteries need at least 20 to 30 minutes to recharge to a certain charge level and offer range of up to 400 kilometres.

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. Solid-state batteries can be made smaller and lighter than the lithium-ion batteries that now power electric vehicles, but engineering such a battery at an attractive price point for mass production has been a challenge.

Electric cars have made resounding progress in recent years, but they have yet to break into the mainstream market.

Toyota has only recently expressed interest in pure electrics, as opposed to plug-in hybrids, but a new report says the auto giant is planning to leapfrog early electric vehicle leaders by debuting an EV with all-solid-state batteries by 2022. This will thus be a long-range fast-charging electric auto.

Solid-state batteries, as the name suggests, use solid electrolytes rather than liquid which most electric vehicle batteries, like lithium-ion units, use today. When contacted by the scribe, a spokeswoman for the company said that while Toyota is not going to comment on specific product plans, it is planning to commercialize solid-state batteries by the early 2020s.

Which is bang on Toyota's target for EVs we reported on in 2011.

According to the Japanese newspaper, the new electric vehicle will be launched at first in Japan in 2022.

No further information about the auto is available at this point in time.

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