Toyota To Launch Solid-State Battery EV In 2022

Toyota is allegedly planning to release its first all-electric production vehicle in 2022 and plans to make it like no other.

The Chunichi Shimbun daily newspaper reports that Toyota’s future EV will use advanced solid-state batteries and be capable of being recharged in just a matter of minutes. Additionally, sources state that the vehicle will use a bespoke platform and have a class-leading all-electric range.

The automaker is said to be preparing to initially launch the vehicle in Japan in 2022. Speaking to Reuters, a Toyota spokesman denied to comment on the report.

Toyota, an outspoken doubter of electric vehicles and proponent of hydrogen fuel cells, made a backflip last year by announcing that alongside its hydrogen vehicles, it would start development of an EV due to current market trends.

If the firm’s EV was to use solid-state batteries, it would signify a major departure from the lithium-ion batteries currently used in electric vehicles. Not only are solid-state batteries safer, but they also offer greater energy density and unrivalled recharge times. Hyundai is believed to have already established pilot-scale production facilities for solid-state batteries and is rapidly developing them.

Note: Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid pictured

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  • Magnus T

    Could they hire a good designer as well, then I might buy one.

    • Lol, agree. Still amazes me they use blind people.

      • Bash

        Perhaps blind people DOGS are designing these things. lol

      • Knotmyrealname

        Hey, that’s offensive!! I’m sure blind people think they’re great to look at…..

  • Susumu_Araki

    Short Tesla, long Toyota stocks. Easy money.

  • Infinite1

    Hopefully, they make their electric cars more attractive than the current lineup.

  • TheBelltower

    2022? Give me a break.

  • supermanuel

    Current Prius range is hideous.

    “a Toyota spokesman denied to comment on the report.” That’s declined not denied…

  • Toronado_II

    You mean ugly ou very ugly !

  • ck

    Great tech + ugly body = poor sales. Toyota needs a new formula.

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