Yes, it seems manufacturers are setting people's expectations for 2025 but it may come a little sooner. People are comparing the advancement of SSB with that of li-ion from the early 90's (spanning almost three decades with Sony/Goodenough being first to market) and are discounting the improvements in computing power, more collaboration, Toyota (and others) patents accumulated in the past decade, etc.I think latest on something production ready for SSB is 2025. So I would not count on it just yet.
Standard lithium chemistries get improved all the time too.
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I have all the time to wait. Extended warranty on our 16 RAV4H doesn't end until early 2023 and what are the chances of the breaking down being too costly to repair?
If one of my three cars become too costly to repair, my household will be fine with two.
I don't mind li-ion battery BEVs but definitely not paying MSRP and will be willing to buy used, when they're like 40-60% off MSRP. There's even this one Audi e-tron with 11k km marked for $79k here when new it would have been a little over $100k.