As with the latest news from Nissan about the 10 minute charger for the electric cars batteries information is very scarce at best so far. Both developments can be the game changer for the Electric Cars and make the mass market reality in the few short years.
We can only guess that Toyota is talking about something similar to Lithium Metal Polymer Battery like the one developed by the DBM Energy from Germany. DBM Energy story in this light is getting even more intriguing - will they manage to survive on its own now and show the commercial roll out of the wonder battery?
Suggested cost of the batteries to be cut "one-fifth to one-tenth of the current level" will make the Electric Revolution possible overnight and the chart below will the reminder of the real power of technological progress in this case, when all our estimations will be proven to be too conservative.
Electric Cars' roll out in a mass market fashion used to be at the mercy of Oil prices, government incentives and consumer devotion to pay the top buck for being Green. This situation can be changing right now by start up from Germany and its wonder Lithium battery.
News about DBM Energy and its technological break through in Lithium batteries technology made its way, finally, into the sale pitches of stock promoters. We do not endorse the company mentioned in that report in any way - you know what we like here on this blog already - but this article is an important indication that this technology news are filtering through.
DBM Energy is not in a hurry to tell its story to the English speaking world and was surrounded by a lot of rumors from the very beginning. We are still awaiting for more clear confirmation on cost and pricing for the battery, but it is already evident that this technology is nothing less than the potential game changer in the electric space.
Recently it was reported that auto industry heavy hitters have joined the DBM Energy board and we are awaiting the further developments with this company. Evuk.co.ukhas reported that former execs from BMW and Daimler Benz have joined the board of DBM Energy and its founder "Mirko Hannemann has such confidence in his idea that he turned down an offer of over 600 million Euros from Samsung"
Toyota Motor has developed a secondary electric car battery that can last up to 1,000 km per charge, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported Monday. That is five times the energy storage capacity of existing batteries.
Toyota came up with the prototype in collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization. The new battery is based on a solid core and its simplified structure means it does not require fire-retardant materials. It eliminates the disadvantages of lithium-ion batteries, which are based on an easily heatable and combustible liquid core.
Toyota plans to improve the battery and commercialize it sometime in 2015 to 2020, the daily added.
Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization predicted it will be possible to cut the battery production cost to one-fifth to one-tenth the current level by 2020.
Mazda has developed a new electrode material that can double battery capacity, NEC a home lithium-ion battery that can last for about 20 years, and Nissan’s Leaf electric car can run 160 km per charge.