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The Toyota electric car charges in 10 minutes. What else is known about him?

Cars with internal combustion enginespollute the air, but they have one important advantage over electric vehicles. If the tank runs out of gasoline and the car stops, the driver can simply fill in the fuel from the canister and set off again. But to replenish the battery charge of an electric car, it takes from 90 minutes to 29 hours - it all depends on the charging method. In 2021, the Japanese company Toyota wants to revolutionize the situation with the release of an electric vehicle with a solid-state battery that can be charged in just 10 minutes. If she really does that, electric cars will be just as good as ordinary cars, and people will be able to go on very long journeys. Using a new kind of battery will also change the way cars look for the better. But let's talk about everything in order.

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda in front of the image of the future car

Electric cars of the future

The demonstration of the new car was supposed toto be held in 2020, within the framework of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the grand event was postponed, which is why it was necessary to postpone the show of the new electric car. According to Nikkei Asia, the highly anticipated car will be shown to the world in 2021. Its main features will be a cruising range of 500 kilometers and charging the battery from 0 to 100% in 10 minutes.

Toyota electric cars can charge in 10 minutes

If it's really true, such a carmany will want to buy. The fact is that the charging times of today's electric vehicles are poor. For example, a Tesla Model S car replenishes battery energy in 29 hours using the standard Mobile Connector charging. Tesla can be charged relatively quickly only at Supercharger V3 stations, and even there the process takes about 50 minutes. And then the Toyota company promises to charge in 10 minutes - he stood for a while at the station, sat down and set off again on a journey of 500 kilometers.

You can read more about how Tesla cars are charged at this link.

New batteries for electric cars

Toyota's future car promises to be like thiscool because it will use a solid state battery. Unlike the lithium-ion batteries currently in use, it will be able to provide greater range and faster charging, while still being compact. That is, even compact electric cars will be able to travel up to 500 kilometers on a single charge. And in the case of large SUVs, the range can reach 1000 kilometers, but they will take longer to charge, about 20 minutes. At least, such conclusions can be reached after the promises of Toyota.

Tesla's lithium-ion battery is very large. Toyota's battery promises to be smaller

Also cars with solid state batteryshould become safer. Firstly, they will obviously heat less, which is a plus for fire safety. Secondly, inside the new type of batteries there is no liquid electrolyte solution, due to which electric cars and ignite during accidents. In general, transport in the future promises to be as safe as possible, and if we consider that in 10 years' time cars will be driving on autopilot, there should be no road accidents at all. We can only hope that the future will indeed be as bright as promised.

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Solid State Battery Vehicles

Most likely, Toyota will be the first towill release a car with a solid-state battery. At the moment, she has over a thousand patents related to this type of power supply. Other automakers have similar patents, but they will not start using them in their technology soon. German Volkswagen plans to launch its first solid-state battery car in 2025 only. And Nissan will be able to compete with Toyota and Volkswagen only in 2028.

However, in the future, cars may take on a completely different look.

Or it may be that in the future, cars will notwill ride on the ground. Recently, my colleague Lyubov Sokovikova published an excellent article on what the transport of the future can become. You can read about a flying taxi and other technological delights in this article.