Recent rumors were floating around the blogsphere that Toyota had developed an new Sodium-Ion battery with a range of 600 miles. Not quite true says www.thetruthaboutcars.com.
“The researchers confirm that the new battery has the potential to extend driving range. However, they did not say, “We may also be able to achieve a driving range of between 500km and 1,000km.” What they said was that to be commercially viable, a next-generation battery should give an EV that range or one exceeding it. With that in mind, they are pushing forward with their research.”
So how did things get misinterpreted? You can blame it on the translation.