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26 July 2017, 01:09 | Hattie Nash
Toyota plans to use solid-state batteries to enable longer-range EVs with fast-charging
The new car's long range (a specific number wasn't quoted in either report) and remarkably quick charging time will reportedly be achieved by using solid-state batteries.
Toyota has made a decision to sell the new model in Japan as early as 2022, the paper said.
Now, another Japanese newspaper, the Chunichi Shimbun (via Reuters), is reporting that Toyota is developing solid-state batteries for its electric cars and aims to have the first on sale in early 2022.
Volkswagen's electrification strategy is rolling ahead, with the automaker on course to develop and bring to market a variety of EVs in different segments starting in 2020.
Toyota is currently the largest auto manufacturer on the planet, but until now, it hasn't shown much interest in developing electric vehicles. So far, Toyota has declined to comment on the report. How quickly the new EVs will catch on would also depend largely on battery costs.
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