Toshiba’s New EV Battery Design Capable of 200-Mile Range
In the race to develop more powerful electric cars, more companies are taking aggressive strides toward improving the potency of the batteries that these vehicle models use. To this end, Toshiba has just unleashed its new battery upon the world.
Referred to as Toshiba’s next-generation SCiB™ battery, this bad boy requires just 6 minutes of charging to equip an electric vehicle with 200 miles’ worth of energy. The designers highlight the doubled lithium storage capacity of the battery, which stems from the titanium niobium oxide anode material they used to create it.
The 50Ah prototype has undergone rigorous testing—5,000 charge/discharge cycles to be exact. Toshiba claims that the prototype emerged with 90% of its initial capacity intact.
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While some EV batteries offer high energy density, durability, a fast charge, or a low price, it’s hard to find one that encompasses all of those qualities. The new Toshiba battery promises to do just that.
Dr. Osamu Hori, director of corporate research & development center at Toshiba Corporation, articulates the company’s enthusiasm for the innovative battery, “We are very excited by the potential of the new titanium niobium oxide anode and the next-generation SCiB™. Rather than an incremental improvement, this is a game changing advance that will make a significant difference to the range and performance of EV.”
The target market release date for the battery is 2019, according to Toshiba. Although this deadline is a few years away, we anticipate the potential enhancement this battery will bestow on EVs when it becomes available to consumers.
News Source: Electrek
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