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Toyota Inks Deal to Mass Produce Solid State EV Batteries With 932-Mile Range

Toyota has struck a deal with fellow Japanese company Idemitsu Kosan to mass produce ultra-high-range EVs with solid-state batteries. It's the first major update on the company's plans to be the first to offer these next-gen batteries. Toyota says the new technology will eventually enable EVs to go 932 miles on a single charge and power up in just 10 minutes, due to the higher energy density. Idemitsu Kosan, Japan's second-largest oil refiner, may seem like an unlikely partner for the EV space. But Toyota says Idemitsu has been working on developing the "elemental technologies" for the batteries since 2001, five years before Toyota began pursuing them in 2006. Specifically, Idemitsu has been working on developing a new material to go in the batteries, a solid sulfide electrolyte. With the partnership, Toyota aims to combine Idemitsu's material expertise with its own production prowess to make solid-state batteries a reality for consumers."This collaboration focuses on sulfide solid electrolytes, which are seen as a promising material to achieve high capacity and output for BEVs [battery electric vehicles]," Toyota says. "Sulfide solid electrolytes are characterized by softness and adhesiveness to other materials, which is suitable for battery mass production." Toyota laid out a three-phase plan toward a goal of commercializing solid-state batteries by 2027-2028. However, that doesn't mean solid-state EVs will be widely available at that time, as "full-scale mass production" will begin after. It also remains to be seen what markets Toyota would launch them in, and how much they would cost. They are likely to be more expensive, and remain that way for years, Reuters predicts.https://www.pcmag.com/news/toyota-inks-deal-to-mass-produce-solid-state-ev-batteries-with-932-mile

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    • Ann Nyambura

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      The expansion of long-range EVs can potentially open up new markets and change the way we think about electric mobility.

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      • Esther Wanjiku

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        An amazing job by Toyota

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        • Kevin

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          This is an awesome trajectory by Toyota

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          • Peter Kamau

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            This is a very brilliant deal by Toyota

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            • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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              Toyota's partnership to mass-produce solid-state EV batteries with an impressive 932-mile range and rapid 10-minute charging is a significant step towards sustainable transportation. This innovative technology holds great potential in reducing emissions and advancing electric vehicle adoption. While the transition to solid-state batteries may face cost challenges initially, it signifies a promising future for cleaner and more efficient transportation, contributing to climate change mitigation.

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              • George Kariuki

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                I am excited to see how this partnership develops and what impact it has on the future of electric vehicles.

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                • CHRIS NGATIA

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                  Great efforts Toyota .... EV's are the future

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                  • Edwin wangombe

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                    EVs that can go a long distance will attract more buyers encouraging the phasing out of fossil fuels

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                    • mercy nduta

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                      We have to continue harnessing the swift changes for a greener transportation sector.

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                      • Edwin wangombe

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                        @mercy_nduta_984 once the global transport sector is electrified the planet will heal

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                        • Rashid Kamau

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                          @edwin_wangombe I second you.

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                        • Princess

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                          This will hold the potential to address range anxiety and accelerate the adoption of EVs.

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                          • Videlis Eddie

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                            this is great and promising. such improvements on EVs will make them more convenient and favorable to many people

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                            • Edwin wangombe

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                              @videlis_wanjiru yes I agree the more convenient EVs are the more attractive they will be to consumers

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                              • Grace Njeri

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                                @videlis_wanjiru Definitely,this is feasible.

                              • Grace Njeri

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                                Great efforts to vastly prevalent the green transition.

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