- Toyota has announced intentions to use new battery technology to increase the driving range.
- Toyota revealed plans for cutting-edge “solid-state” batteries in June 2023.
- The “High Performance” lithium-ion bipolar battery is anticipated for 2028.
Toyota, the world‘s largest automaker, has announced intentions to use new battery technology to increase the driving range of electric cars to more than 1200 or 1500 kilometers.
The world’s largest automaker by sales volume, Toyota, revealed plans for cutting-edge “solid-state” batteries in June 2023. These batteries would have a range of well over 1000 kilometers while costing less to produce and charging more quickly than present batteries.
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To reach its ultimate driving-range goal, it has just revealed additional information about the stages of battery technological progress it envisions.
With claims of over 800km of driving range, 10 to 80% quick charging in 20 minutes, and a 20% lower price than the existing batteries in the Toyota BZ4X electric SUV, Toyota is planning to release its next phase of battery technology in 2026.
This battery is dubbed “Performance.” A new Lexus model using the batteries will make their debut in 2026 and be showcased at the Tokyo auto show the following month.
The ‘Performance’ batteries employ the same lithium-ion, monopolar chemistry as the battery in the BZ4X, which is claimed to provide a driving range of 500 km and a charge time of 30 min for 10% to 80%. In a remark on the roadmap, it is mentioned that future vehicles’ “aerodynamic and weight improvements” involve the driving ranges.
Bipolar lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, also known as “Popularized” batteries, are predicted to be 40% less expensive than the BZ4X’s battery in 2026 or 2027 while still claiming to have a driving range of more than 600km.
The “High Performance” lithium-ion bipolar battery is anticipated for 2028; it is anticipated to offer a range of more than 1000 km per charge and to cost 10% less than the “Performance” battery anticipated for 2026. Toyota is dedicated to providing drivers with a range of fuel options for their next vehicles, including gasoline, diesel, hybrid, hydrogen, and electric.