Toyota appears to be aiming for a disruption in the electric car space. According to a new report, the company is working on an entirely new type of electric car which will be powered by a different type of battery. This will thus be a long-range fast-charging electric car. The new battery system will not only provide long range but also faster charge times. Toyota is reportedly aiming to sell this car by 2022.

The Chunichi Shimbun daily reported today that Toyota’s new electric car is going to be built on an all-new platform and that it’s going to use solid-state batteries. The batteries will enable the car to be rechared in a few minutes.

Existing electric cars rely on lithium-ion batteries which need up to 30 minutes to recharge even with faster charging systems in place. These batteries provide a maximum range of around 250 miles.

It’s said that Toyota will first release this electric car in Japan by 2022. When contacted by the scribe, a spokeswoman for the company said that while Toyota is not going to comment on specific product plans, it is planning to commercialize solid-state batteries by the early 2020s.

No further information about the car is available at this point in time. It’s still early days so it may not be until a couple of years from now that we start hearing more information about this solid-state battery-powered Toyota car.

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