The Japanese Motor Corporation Toyota wishes to unveil as early as next year an electric car that uses a solid-state battery chargeable in 10 minutes.
“The technology is a potential cure-all for the drawbacks facing electric vehicles that run on conventional lithium-ion batteries, including the relatively short distance traveled on a single charge as well as charging times,” reads the report. “Toyota plans to be the first company to sell an electric vehicle equipped with a solid-state battery in the early 2020s. The world’s largest automaker will unveil a prototype next year.”
Toyota started to work on a solid-state battery in 2017. A solid-state battery uses solid electrodes and a solid electrolyte instead of polymer liquid or gel used in lithium-ion or lithium polymer batteries. According to the report, the new battery will give 500 km autonomy to each vehicle.