Toyota has developed a solid-state battery for electric cars that boasts an impressive driving range of up to 745 miles on a single charge.
This solid-state battery can be fully charged in just 10 minutes, addressing one of the significant concerns with electric vehicles - charging time.
Solid-state batteries are lightweight, freeing electric vehicle designers from structural constraints and enhancing the power-to-weight ratio.
The extended driving range of electric cars bridges the gap with internal combustion engine vehicles, enabling long journeys without frequent recharging.
In the electric car industry, the spotlight has shifted from motors to batteries as companies strive to make them lighter, longer-lasting, and higher capacity.
Toyota's achievement lies in producing a solid-state battery that works effectively within an electric car's demanding operational conditions.
Solid-state batteries traditionally faced issues with temperature sensitivity and durability, which Toyota's new battery seems to overcome.
While solid-state batteries are expensive to manufacture, their benefits, such as longer driving range and rapid charging, outweigh the cost concerns.