Clarios will build on its position in vehicle battery technologies—producing one-third of the automotive industry’s total output per year—while more aggressively exploring ways to meet the fast-growing energy storage needs.
International president Yoshihiro Sawa reportedly made the declaration while talking to The Detroit Bureau but stated the company is indeed working on electric vehicle technology. However, he mitigated that remark by saying, “We’ll introduce that kind of vehicle at a suitable time.”
Toyota is working on a solid-state battery to power its new electric car. The new technology will reduce the charging time and significantly increases the driving range. Toyota is planning to commercialise the solid-state batteries by 2020.