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Old 26th July 2017, 11:21   #1
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Default Toyota might come out with game-changing EV battery

According to the a Japanese report Toyota is all set to launch long-range EV in 2022 with a cutting edge technology.

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The technology in use will Ultrafast-Charging Solid-State EV Batteries with twice the range of today’s EV's. Solid electrolyte could make electric cars lighter, battery smaller.

Toyota's new electric car, to be built on an all-new platform, will use all-solid-state batteries, allowing it to be recharged in just a few minutes.

By contrast, current electric vehicles (EVs), which use lithium-ion batteries, need 20-30 minutes to recharge even with fast chargers and typically have a range of just 300-400 kilometers (185-250 miles)

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So-called “solid state” batteries have both solid electrodes and solid electrolytes. Solid-state batteries can be made smaller and lighter than the lithium-ion batteries that currently power electric vehicles, but engineering such a battery at an attractive price point for mass production has been a challenge
With Solid state batteries Toyota will solve two major issues in the current Lithium- ion batteries - range and recharge time.
Higher powered lithium-ion batteries can get sometimes way too hot, or the occasional electric vehicle fire can attest.

In past Toyota was reluctant in pursing the EV path, but with now it seems they are serious enough and will challenge Tesla, thanks to the Chinese govt. policy mandating EV's in the future(2019).

The EV will debut in Japan in 2022 in a car built on a all new platform.

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Old 31st October 2017, 17:47   #2
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Default Toyota might come out with game-changing EV battery

Toyota intends to be the first company to bring out the next generation of battery technology in the mass market electric car segment.

The Japanese carmaker is currently working out the unsolved issues to make the battery mass production ready. The new battery is expected to power vehicles that will run more than 2 lakh km. Toyota chairman, Takeshi Uchiyamada said that it is not yet clear how long an electric battery must last, but he did comment that 3 years is a too short of a lifespan for the same.

The next-gen batteries will be solid-state devices. They are claimed to offer higher capacity and are safer than the current lithium-ion batteries. The solid-state battery replaces the liquid or gel electrolyte of the lithium-ion with a solid material. It is also expected to offer a significantly better storage capacity. These batteries also eliminate the need for close layering and use of electric conductors in individual cells. This in turn will reduce the size as well as cost while improving the packing efficiency of the batteries in the car.

The higher capacity battery will help the next crop of electric vehicles in two ways - improve the vehicle range and reduce the use of lithium, cobalt, manganese, nickel or aluminium. Uchiyamada also said that while other companies are going all-electric, Toyota thinks that in the near future, both hydrogen cell and electric cars can co-exist and be a good alternate to the conventionally powered cars.

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Looks like Toyota is feeling the heat of the current EV favoring political environment.

But again, I do believe if any company has to meaningfully affect the popularity of EVs, it has to be Toyota. Also kudos to them for their resilience in pursuing fuel cell technology.

(Reminds me of Toyota's preference for hybrids over diesels in the 2000s, and we know what happened in the end )
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2025 ? Its too far away and hopefully they will continue with EV cars with whatever superior current battery technology we have today. I think if they are able to solve the mass production part of the equation, it will really create a upsurge in acceptability for consumers. Someone who can create such a big impact in batteries will surely get a huge head start in market. I still hope the technology however will be available to all manufacturers at fair use price (like FRAND in IT)

I hope people are still working on fuel cell related technologies (specifically the hydrogen source) since it solves the storage part of the energy.
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Toyota has the muscle to stay invested in new technologies until they bring in the expected results for the company. A successful near 100 year stint in the auto sector and being the largest auto manufacturer (close competition with VW which is in deep trouble these days) has changed their "work DNA" and the company is always on its toes for taking the first mover advantage.
The kind of political inclination shown by countries during the Paris decision of 2015 has made it clear that fossil fuel usage has to come down and alternate technologies will bring in the next wave of development.
Toyota has always played the song of "long term reliability" and that can only happen when they are able to do a breakthrough in alternate technologies. The advantage of EVs is yet not certain against "fuel cells" and thus staying invested in both technologies is a good decision (provided money is not an issue) !

Kudos to Toyota; lets hope they open the "window to the future" for us !
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Thing is, no one knows what to bet on - EVs, hydrogen fuel-cell cars or something else. No one knows what the car buyer of tomorrow will pick. That's why Toyota is saying:
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both hydrogen cell and electric cars can co-exist and be a good alternate to the conventionally powered cars.
Basically, because of its sheer size, Toyota can bet on both. They fell behind in EVs (by focusing too much on fuel-cell), but are now fast catching up.

Whichever manufacturer figures out the 'fuel of tomorrow' is going to be lucky. It could make a big guy bigger, or catapult a small brand into the front seat.
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Toyota Signs an MoU with Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on EVs.

http://egov.eletsonline.com/2017/11/...ndhra-pradesh/
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Toyota signs a MoU with Govt. of Andhra Pradesh on EVs.

http://egov.eletsonline.com/2017/11/...ndhra-pradesh/
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