Toyota Outlines Ambitious Battery Roadmap with 500-Mile Range Target

Toyota has revealed its ambitious plans to develop advanced battery technology for its lineup of electric vehicles (EVs). The Japanese automaker aims to achieve a 500-mile range by 2026, with its next generation of EVs. In addition, Toyota has set its sights on introducing a solid-state battery by 2027-28, offering a range of approximately 620 miles and an 80% charge in just 10 minutes.

The company’s battery “roadmap” demonstrates its commitment to pushing the boundaries of EV technology. Toyota predicts that advanced cell technologies could eventually extend the driving range of EVs to more than 746 miles and potentially up to 932 miles in the future.

As part of its near-term plans, Toyota is working on two battery options. The first is a lithium-ion Performance cell, while the second is a lithium-iron-phosphate “Popularisation” battery designed for entry-level EVs. Between 2027 and 2028, Toyota plans to introduce a lithium-ion High-Performance pack that offers a range of 621 miles, with a 10% reduction in cost compared to its predecessor. This new pack will also be capable of being charged in just 20 minutes.

Toyota has already released its first electric crossover, the bZ4X, which features a 150-kilowatt motor and a 71.4-kilowatt-hour battery, providing an estimated range of 252 miles. Looking ahead, Toyota has set an ambitious target of globally marketing 3.5 million EVs by 2030, offering a wide variety of models and power specifications.

Alongside battery technology advancements, Toyota is also working on reducing the thickness of its battery packs to improve interior comfort and overall vehicle height for better aerodynamics. The company plans to offer a range of battery solutions that cater to various models and customer needs.

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