Tokyo, Jun 13 (EFE).- Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota Motor announced Tuesday that between 2027 and 2028 it plans to start marketing solid-state batteries, a new type of supply that would allow it to improve the range of its electric vehicles.
This measure is included in the future decarbonization strategy made public by the company, global automotive leader by sales volume, along with initiatives such as maintaining the commitment to the development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
Toyota Motor has developed its own technology for solid-state batteries currently in the prototype phase and will replace the current lithium-ion batteries used in its hybrid models once it reaches large-scale production.
The firm said in the strategy presentation that it improved the capacity of its current batteries, solved the durability issue of new prototypes (also called solid electrolyte batteries) and reached a level of practical applicability.
Toyota had initially planned to start using new solid-state batteries in its hybrid vehicles toward the mid-2020s, but revised the date based on development issues.
The company also said it intends to reduce the production costs of its electrified vehicles and introduce improvements in autonomous driving and aerodynamic design for a new line of such cars to be launched from 2026 onward.
Toyota aims to sell some 1.7 million electric vehicles that year and increase the figure to 3.5 million by 2030, according to its strategy. EFE