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Toyota set to sell long-range, fast-charging electric cars in 2022: Report

These cars will charge faster than the current EVs, which need 20-30 minutes to recharge

Reuters  |  Tokyo 

Toyota Motor Corp is working on an electric car powered by a new type of battery that significantly increases driving range and reduces charging time, aiming to begin sales in 2022, the Chunichi Shimbun daily reported on Tuesday. Toyota's new electric car, to be built on an all-new platform, will use all-solid-state batteries, allowing it to be recharged in just a few minutes, the newspaper said, without citing sources. By contrast, current electric vehicles (EVs), which use lithium-ion batteries, need 20-30 minutes to recharge even with fast chargers and typically have ...

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First Published: Tue, July 25 2017. 10:07 IST