Little by little, Toyota is entering the electric vehicle sector, knowing that beyond projecting the mobility of the future, having models of this type will be absolutely necessary due to the zero emission regulations that are implemented in several countries in the coming years. , with a deadline of 2050.
For this reason, Asians allocate almost 14 billion dollars in research and development of lithium-ion and solid-state batteries, to cover this terrain for the next few years, that is, until 2030. This has been revealed by Masahiko Maeda, chief technology officer and president of the Japanese automaker's Vehicle Development Center, according to statements provided to Automotive News.
The company's objective is to develop a stable system that allows regular and reliable use of batteries. Once that level is reached, Toyota will delve deeper into the electrification of cars with greater frequency, taking into account that by then they will have one of the most important pieces in this section.
“We are focusing on safety, long life, and high-level quality to produce good, low-cost, high-performance batteries. What Toyota values â€‹â€‹most is developing batteries that its customers can use with peace of mind,” Maeda said.
To achieve these goals, the brand expects to have halved the cost of lithium-ion batteries by 2025, while by 2030 it plans to have two million sustainable vehicles on the market, divided between electrified and battery-powered models. of hydrogen.
The firm's plans are really ambitious, but at the same time they are focused on solving one of the biggest unknowns regarding sustainable mobility (batteries), so their efforts will focus on discovering and creating stable elements for the next generation. which will use lithium ions as the main additive.