Toyota’s Researcher and Developer Boosts Electric Car Battery

Nov 30, 2016 05:29 AM EST | April Rhose Binos

Toyota's Big Switch

With Toyota’s researcher and developer, Hisao Yamashige, improving the battery life is a breakthrough.
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Aside from the expensive gasoline and fuel that costs us for our fuel-emitting vehicles, which is one of the primary source which has negative effects on our environment. There are several organizations who has been researching for a solution on this serious matter. One of the solution is the invention of battery-operated cars or electric vehicles, which has zero gas emmission thus, it remains environment-friendly. But the consumers often find these vehicles unreliable to use since the battery life is not sufficient as compared with vehicles that use gasoline or fuel.

With Toyota's researcher and developer, Hisao Yamashige, improving the battery life is a breakthrough. According to Yamashige, they are now able to study more on the behavior of ions. They found out that the performance of ions are also diminishing overtime, resulting to its low performance. He is hoping that with this improvement, commercialization will occur.

Just recently, Toyota has come up with a breakthrough invention that might be the answer in improving battery life. According to Hisao Yamashige, one of Toyota's researcher and developer, they found a method on how they will be able to observe the movement of ions real time.From this viewpoint, they can now create ways and improve the battery life to 10-15 percent.

According to Yamashige, it took them three years to perform the technique and with the help of Riken Institute and Japan Atomic Energy Research, they are now able to perform the method. The research lab is located in one of the hills in Japan. During the method, the researchers swamped the batteries with radiation stronger than x-ray which enable them to see and study the behavior of ions.

According to the Newsfactor, during charging and recharging, the ions are moving from negative to positive but dullness on its motion were observed to the point that ions cannot move freely overtime and will result to low battery performance and sometimes overheating.

Forbes reported that Yamashige explained that they will use this method to conduct more studies and create a battery with better performance and extended battery life. He is hoping that by the year 2020, commercialization will boost as a result of the 10-15 percent battery life improvement.

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