https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... ue-in-2021Toyota EV with solid-state batteries: 10-minute full charge, prototype reportedly due in 2021
Toyota hopes to be the first automaker to launch an electric car with solid-state batteries, aiming to unveil a prototype next year, ahead of a production launch relatively soon after that, Nikkei Asia reported Thursday.
The automaker expects electric cars powered by solid-state batteries to have more than twice the range of vehicles using current lithium-ion battery chemistry, with the ability to fully recharge in just 10 minutes, according to the report, which also said Toyota has over 1,000 patents related to solid-state batteries. . . .
The timetable discussed in the report is accelerated from what a top Toyota executive suggested just this summer. In an interview with Automotive News in July, Keiji Kaita, executive vice president of Toyota's powertrain division, said limited production of solid-state batteries would start in 2025. . . .
Toyota's always said they thought current (read Li-ion) battery tech wasn't good enough for the mass market consumer, and they've been doing R&D on solid-state batteries for over a decade accordingly. It does seem like we may be within 5 years or so of seeing the first solid-state batteries available in cars consumers can buy.