2024 Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck Will Pack a Solid-State Battery

Jackson Wheeler
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  • The 2024 Toyota Tacoma’s portable JBL speaker will feature a solid-state battery, according to the company.
  • This JBL speaker is removable, portable, and can link multiple units together.
  • The speaker is securely fastened inside the dashboard, so it won’t become dislodged during a crash.

Toyota’s upcoming 2024 Tacoma is pushing the beloved pickup to new heights. Adding to the mix is the addition of solid-state battery tech inside the Tacoma. Unfortunately, this advanced type of battery isn’t quite big enough to power the vehicle and is tasked with only powering part of the sound system.

For the 2024 Toyota Tacoma, the engineering team that worked on the audio system integrated a portable Bluetooth speaker into the 10-speaker JBL sound system. This Bluetooth speaker docks atop the Tacoma’s dashboard and functions like a center-channel speaker.

You can remove this JBL speaker from its dock, and it functions like basically any portable Bluetooth speaker. While this is fun and useful in general, the engineering team hid something inside the speaker’s case that makes it even more interesting.

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The solid-state battery can be found inside this portable JBL Bluetooth speaker.

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With that in mind, the engineering team behind the speaker opted for a solid-state battery because of its thermal performance.

While this is a small solid-state battery—and certainly not what anyone would picture when thinking about a Toyota Tacoma’s solid-state battery—this is a baby step toward Toyota’s solid-state battery dreams. It just happens to also fall underneath Tacoma’s banner.

Of course, the ‘24 Tacoma has fun features outside of the solid-state battery powering the JBL speaker. You can read all about that here.

Would you ever have thought that solid-state battery tech would make its way to the Toyota Tacoma by way of a Bluetooth speaker? Tell us your thoughts below.

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