Toyota reveals next-generation EV batteries, promising a 497-mile range

Toyota has unveiled additional details about the new, advanced batteries that will power its next-generation EVs after announcing a new battery electric vehicle facility that will begin producing new models in 2026.

The Japanese manufacturer will rely on four types of next-generation batteries: one solid-state battery and three new liquid electrolyte battery types.

Additionally, the automaker estimates these batteries will power 1.7 million of the 3.5 million BEVs it expects to sell globally by 2030. The new generation of battery technologies will be essential to appeal to a more extensive customer base.

Toyota stated that it’s working to improve all aspects of the liquid electrolytes, the current standard battery technology for BEVs, including improved energy density, cost-effectiveness, and charging rates.

The three main battery types under development are referred to as:

  • Performance (497-mile range) | With the help of enhanced vehicle aerodynamics and decreased vehicle weight, the Performance battery with lithium-ion chemistry will debut Toyota’s next-generation BEVs, increasing the driving range to more than 497 miles.
  • Popularization (20% more range than bZaX) | The Popularization battery will have lithium iron phosphate (LFP) chemistry and be a less expensive, but still high-quality, alternative. The battery Toyota developed using bipolar technology for its nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries should be available in 2026 or 2027.
  • High-Performance (621-mile range) | To attain a driving range capability of more than 621 miles,  High-Performance combines lithium-ion chemistry with a high nickel cathode, enhanced aerodynamics, and decreased vehicle weight.

On the other hand, Toyota asserts that it has made a breakthrough regarding the durability of solid-state batteries. The firm claims that its solid electrolyte allows for faster ion movement and improved tolerance of high voltages and temperatures in its solid-state lithium-ion batteries.

As a result, these batteries are ideal for speedy charging and discharging and deliver power in a compact shape. The expected trade-off has been lower battery life, but Toyota claims to have conquered this obstacle, with new advancements hastening the production process.

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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