TOKYO—Toyota Motor Corp. believes it has mastered the technology and production process for a new lithium-ion battery that could slash charging time and double the range of electric vehicles, according to U.S. patent filings and one of the inventors.
On Tuesday, Toyota said that by the early 2020s it planned to sell cars equipped with solid-state batteries, which replace the damp electrolyte used to transport lithium ions inside...Read details...
Toyota Motor believes it has mastered the technology and production process for a new lithium-ion battery that could slash charging time and double the range of electric vehicles.
But we still need fossil fuel to run the power plants that produce electricity, which is then used to charge the batteries. No offense to electric cars, but the CO2 emission would be the same.
What I want to know is, why don't they standardize this so that you could drive into a service station and have your discharged battery swapped out with a fully charged one, for a fee, similar to what we do now with propane canisters?
If it wasn't for big oil, battery technology in cars would have progressed since the beginning of the last century
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