How realistic is it to commercialize all-solid-state batteries for the EV market?

At the Tokyo Motor Show in 2017, Toyota announced that they would commericalize all-solid-state battery technology for EVs by early 2020s. Since then, all-solid-state batteries have been considered a crucial component in the evolution of the EV industry. However, can we rely upon this technology as much as Toyota claims? To answer this question, I interviewed Mr. Toru Amazutsumi, a specialist in the field of battery research.

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How realistic is it to commercialize all-solid-state batteries for the EV market?

V2H protects lives from power outage following Typhoon Faxai

by Tomomi Hakomori

 

The devastation caused by typhoon Faxai in Chiba last month revealed Japan’s vulnerability in the midst of a changing climate. Whilst national and local governments struggled to provide sufficient aid, some people in the region survived the disaster with help from their BEVs and V2H systems. The author met with a Chiba resident to discuss his family’s story.

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V2H protects lives following Typhoon Faxai

Tesla owners show new mechanics the EV future

On July 9th, 2019, a Tesla-based lecture on electric vehicles (Advanced Technology Workshop) was held at Yamanashi Prefectural Kyonan High Technical College. This lecture, brought to the students with the help of the Tesla Owners Club Japan (TOCJ) members, was the 3rd annual lecture of its kind. Following the lecture, there was a test ride session for the students to experience first-hand riding in the passenger seat of Tesla Models S and X.

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Tesla owners show new mechanics the EV future