The Financial Times (gated) carried the report on Toyota nears mass production of solid-state batteries.
Other outlets have since picked up the news.
Japanese automaker Toyota is close to being able to manufacture solid-state batteries at the same pace as existing batteries for electric vehicles, the Financial Times (FT) reported on Monday.
Toyota says that mass production of solid-state batteries may start by 2027 or 2028.
breakthrough that could halve the cost and size of these batteries
If successful, Toyota said that solid-state batteries will double the range of EVs up to 1,200 km. The charging time will be 10 minutes or less.
Toyota is working with major Japanese oil company Idemitsu on technology for mass production of solid-state batteries.
Solid-state batteries are different from the currently popular lithium-ion batteries.
A solid-state battery is made up of a cathode, anode, and solid electrolyte
ithium-ion batteries use liquid electrolyte, which places them at risk of damage such as swelling or leakage, they’re also more prone to catching fire