There has been a lot of interest in a statement made to the Guardian newspaper by Keiji Kaita the president of Toyota’s research and ,development center for carbon neutrality about the company’s goal for battery development.
Keiji Kaita reported that Toyota has simplified the method of producing solid state batteries. He told the Guardian:
“For both our liquid and our solid-state batteries, we are aiming to drastically change the situation where current batteries are too big, heavy and expensive, In terms of potential, we will aim to halve all of these factors.”
The article states that such a development, if realized would mean that an EV battery would have a range of 745 miles that charges in 10 minutes.
Obviously, this would be a major step forward in battery development and could make Toyota into an EV battery world leader.
I keep looking at news about EVs in the light of what Andrea Rossi has stated about the E-Cat. It will be very interesting to see what the E-Cat EV demonstration will show later this year. Batteries may become less important for EVs if the E-Cat can keep them continually charged. Certainly it will be important to have light and small batteries, but I think the E-Cat will become the most important part of the EV. Andrea Rossi was asked this week why a battery is needed, when the E-Cat provides electricity directly. His reply was:
June 30, 2023 at 2:28 PM
As you correctly say, there always will be a need of a battery to balance the transitoryes,