Has Toyota sparked a ‘solid-state’ battery revolution?

Toyota electric vehicle
A Toyota BZ electric vehicle. The Japanese company has 1,331 registered patents related to solid-state battery technology – more than any other carmaker (Photo: Frederic Brown/AFP via Getty Images)

Japanese car giant Toyota says it has ‘discovered a technological breakthrough’ that will enable the sale of electric vehicles with a cruising range of 1,200 km and a charging time of under 10 minutes.

Toyota’s plan to start commercial production of cars powered by solid-state batteries as early ...

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