Toshiba today announced their latest work on Lithium-ion batteries. This “next-generation” Lithium-ion battery features a new anode material that will see it get 320km of range with a 6-minute charge. Toshiba says this new anode material — titanium niobium oxide — achieves double the capacity of the anode of current lithium-ion batteries. They also claim this new battery is ultra-rapid recharging, triple the charging speed possible with current lithium-ion battery. The company provided the below graphic to show their findings.
“We are very excited by the potential of the new titanium niobium oxide anode and the next-generation SCiB™,” said Dr. Osamu Hori, Director of Corporate Research & Development Center at Toshiba Corporation. “Rather than an incremental improvement, this is a game-changing advance that will make a significant difference to the range and performance of EV. We will continue to improve the battery’s performance and aim to put the next-generation SCiB™ into practical application in fiscal year 2019.”
This new battery technology could be the next step in the push forward to less dependency on gas-powered vehicles. Toshiba plans to commercialize this new technology in 2019 so we may be seeing more cars with better range in 202o. This is certainly a big win for those who want to see less dependency on fossil fuels as well as those who want fewer pollutants in the air. You can read the entire Toshiba press release below.