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Solid-state batteries in some of Toyota’s coming BEVs.

WardsAuto Podcast: Solid-State Batteries and Consumers’ EV Fears

On the WardsAuto Podcast, we discuss solid-state batteries, falling battery prices and a report on consumer sentiment on battery-electric vehicles.

Battery-electric-vehicle sales continue to grow, while prices fall. And progress with technology that will provide far greater range is getting more traction.

Toyota recently revealed its roadmap for different families of batteries. The company says it will introduce solid-state batteries in 2027-28, predicting a fast-charging time of 10 minutes or less.

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Host David Kiley talks to Wards Intelligence battery analyst Adam Ragozzino who gives his perspective on the current state of batteries, including falling prices.

Meanwhile, consumers show growing acceptance of BEVs while simultaneously expressing huge fears, according to a recent survey/study by consulting firm EY. Kiley talks with Steve Patton, EY Americas Mobility Sector Leader, about the intelligence around the study.

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