DESTEN’s Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Pilot Project Revolutionizes Cell Tower Power Systems

PALO ALTO, Calif., January 19th, 2024 – PALO ALTO, DESTEN Inc., a leading provider of innovative energy solutions, is proud to announce the successful deployment and testing of its Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for on-grid and off-grid cell towers. The pilot project marks a significant milestone in the advancement of sustainable and efficient energy solutions for the telecommunications industry.

The BESS unit, boasting a compact 28kWh capacity, offers a remarkably small footprint while delivering unmatched charge performance. Through extensive research and development, DESTEN and its partner, Hayat Communications, have designed a scalable solution that addresses the energy demands of cell towers and significantly improves their overall efficiency.

DESTEN’s BESS is equipped with ultra-fast charging capacity. This feature enables the system to rapidly store excess energy during periods of low demand or through maximising the efficiency of on-site power systems, ensuring a seamless and sustainable power supply for both on-grid and off-grid cell towers. By harnessing the benefits of Ultra-Fast Charging, DESTEN’s BESS optimizes energy utilization, reduces costs, and contributes to the integration of green renewable energy sources.

One of the most notable achievements identified during the testing of the BESS unit is its ability to enhance the efficiency of off-grid diesel generation-based cell tower power systems by exceeding a 60% reduction in diesel dependency. This breakthrough product ensures that the cell tower remains powered while minimizing fuel consumption and reducing the environmental impact of traditional diesel-powered systems, supporting DESTEN’s cell tower partner in advancing sustainability goals. For on-grid systems, the BESS can be deployed for a range of functions including: uninterruptable power supply, peak shaving, and voltage control. Beyond telecom infrastructure, these versatile BESS solutions can seamlessly address numerous power applications across various sectors, offering enhanced sustainability, efficiency and power continuity.

“We are thrilled with the success of our pilot project, which showcases the immense potential of our BESS technology in revolutionizing cell tower power systems,” said DESTEN Chairman and CEO Bader Al-Rezaihan. “Our solutions not only enhance energy and cost efficiency of cell towers but also contribute to a sustainable future by reducing carbon emissions and promoting renewable energy integration.”

“DESTEN’s BESS solution has greatly improved the operational efficiency of our off-grid systems,” remarks Rolan Shammas, General Manager of Hayat Communications, “the decrease in generator utilization is more than just a cost-saving measure. It is a pivotal factor in mitigating the environmental impact of network operations”.

Powered by DESTEN’s commitment to driving sustainable energy solutions, DESTEN’s BESS is well-positioned to transform how cell towers operate.

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DESTEN Inc. Appoints Juan Villalonga to Board of Advisors

PALO ALTO, Calif., January 11th, 2024 – DESTEN Inc., a leading technology company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Juan Villalonga as a new member of the Board of Advisors. Juan brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of cybersecurity, telecommunications, Investment and business leadership.

Juan Villalonga currently serves as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Green Hills Software, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions. He also holds positions as a Board member of the SPAC, Global Technology Acquisition Corporation, and as a member of the Advisory Board of Lutetia Capital and Viasat.

With a career spanning over four decades, Juan began his journey in 1978 at JPMorgan in New York and Madrid. He later became a partner at McKinsey and Company, where he served in various capacities, including the Advisory Council of McKinsey New Ventures.

Notably, Juan is recognized for his tenure as the former Executive Chairman and CEO of Telefónica Group, where he successfully grew the company’s market capitalization from $12 billion to over $100 billion. In 2010, the Harvard Business Review ranked Juan as number 33 on the list of the top 100 performing CEOs in the world.

Prior to his role at Telefónica, Juan held senior positions at Credit Suisse First Boston and Bankers Trust, overseeing their operations in Spain. He has also served on the Board of Directors of prominent telecommunications operators such as Megaphone (2006-2008), Axiata (2008-2016), and Etisalat (2018-2021). Additionally, Juan has contributed his expertise as a Board member at the Trade Desk.

Juan holds an MBA from IESE Barcelona and an LLB from the University of Deusto, further solidifying his strong educational background. His strategic insights and extensive industry knowledge will undoubtedly strengthen DESTEN Inc.’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

“We are delighted to welcome Juan Villalonga to our Board of Advisors,” said Bader Al-Rezaihan, Chairman & CEO of DESTEN. “His remarkable track record as a leading CEO and investor alongside his expertise in driving innovation and growth will greatly enhance our strategic decision-making and further solidify our position as a leader in advanced battery technologies.”

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DESTEN Launches Ultra-Fast Charging Lithium Iron-Phosphate Battery, the first LFP cell capable of charging in 6 minutes

Palo Alto, CA, US, 17th November 2023 – DESTEN Inc., an advanced lithium-ion battery technology company, announced the launch of the latest cell technology advancement, an Ultra-Fast Charging, 6C LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) cell.

The latest pouch form-factor cell from DESTEN is capable of charging from 20% to 80% SOC in 6 minutes. Owing to its LFP based chemistry, this cell features an impressive chemical and temperature stability profile, making for the safest battery technology available to date, alongside market leading cost efficiency.

DESTEN’s LFP cell is poised to change the face of electrified mobility and energy storage, reducing charging times for electric vehicles and enabling grids to access short duration storage at a low cost/kWh with enhanced safety, as yet unavailable with NMC based compositions.

This Ultra-Fast Charging LFP innovation reflects DESTEN’s R&D capabilities, building upon established expertise in the development of Ultra-Fast Charging NMC cells, and the application of tailormade material platforms, cell structuring techniques and proprietary cell production processes.

DESTEN is now working with its partners in North America, Europe and Asia to integrate these advancements in new EV and BESS platforms, with the first samples having already been made available to the OEM partners.

“Our latest technological breakthrough has the potential to revolutionise transportation and energy storage applications”, remarked Bader Al-Rezaihan, CEO and Chairman of DESTEN Inc. “By making ultra-fast charging cost competitive via Iron-Phosphate material formats, DESTEN will resolve key adoption barriers for EV drivers and provide grids the power capacity they need to replace fast ramping fossil fuel generation sources with confidence.”

“LFP is becoming a leading chemistry for mass market applications” remarked Thomas Gerhard Wilhelm Damitz, Chief Innovation Officer of DESTEN Inc. “by developing a combination of fast charging, safety, longevity and cost efficiency, the future of our grids and mediums of transportation are secured.”

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DESTEN Inc. Appoints Three New Members to The Board of Directors and One New Member to The Board of Advisors

PALO ALTO, Calif.Aug. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — DESTEN Inc., a leading developer of advanced lithium-ion battery technologies, has announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Ed Newbury, Global Managing Partner of Squire Patton Boggs, a leading international law firm, Ammar Abdulwahed Al Khudairy, former Chairman of Saudi National Bank; Walter Buckley, CEO of SEMCAP; and one new member to its Board of Advisors: Rodney Slater, former United States Secretary of Transportation.

The new members bring a wealth of experience and expertise in the fields of transportation, finance, technology, energy storage, government know-how & relationships, and corporate compliance. These appointments will support DESTEN’s growth and development in the coming years.

“We are thrilled and honoured to welcome these distinguished individuals to our Board of Directors and Board of Advisors,” said Bader Al-Rezaihan, Chairman & CEO of DESTEN “Their unique perspectives and insights will elevate our organisation with greater dynamism and capacity to address the substantial opportunities present today in the lithium-ion battery industry.”

Rodney Slater is the subject of great admiration in the realm of transportation policy, law and infrastructure development. Currently serving as a Senior Partner at Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Slater has been leading the firm’s transportation practice since 2001. Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, he served as the 13th United States Secretary of Transportation under President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001. During his tenure, Slater played a key role in advancing crucial legislative initiatives such as the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century and the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment Reform Act.

Apart from his professional achievements, Slater is also deeply committed to social justice, education, and economic development initiatives. He serves on the board of directors of several companies and non-profit organizations, including Verizon Communications Inc., Stagwell Global, and the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, where he serves as chairman of the board of directors. He has also previously served as a director of Kansas City Southern and Transurban Group and EV charging infrastructure provider, EVgo, Inc..

Slater’s academic achievements consist of a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas, and he has completed additional studies through the Advanced Leadership Initiative program at Harvard University in 2011.

Slater’s consistent and outstanding contributions to the US mobility sector make him a highly sought-after opinion leader in the field of transportation policy and infrastructure development, and a welcome addition to DESTEN’s Board of Advisors. 

Ed Newberry is a stalwart of the legal sector, having been with Squire Patton Boggs, a leading international law firm, for over 30 years. Newberry has held a number of leadership positions prior to his current role as Global Managing Partner, Policy, and a member of the Firm’s Executive Group. Ed is widely recognized as one of the leading lawyer-lobbyists in Washington DC and ranked by a leading magazine as one of the top 100 attorneys in the US and as a Leading Lawyer by The Legal 500. Before assuming his current role as a global managing partner, Ed served as managing partner of Patton Boggs, LLP, and led the firm’s merger with Squire Sanders to create Squire Patton Boggs, LLP

Ed’s current engagements include helping one of the largest technology companies in the world address challenges with the US government; assisting one of the largest Korean conglomerates in expanding its business operations in the US; and leading efforts to secure US government approval of the Pebble Mine in Alaska (which contains the largest copper reserves in the world); as well as assisting major sovereign nations in their relations with the US government.

Ed serves on numerous corporate boards, including publicly traded Ferrellgas (OTC: FGRR), and St. Regis Company; and retains a strong presence in the not-for-profit arena as a member of the Atlantic Council Board of Directors, and a director of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Newberry formerly served on the George Mason University Board of Visitors, by appointment of Virginia Governor Tim Kaine; as Vice Chairman of the Kennedy Center Corporate Board; and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Building Museum.

With his extensive experience and expertise, Newberry will undoubtedly promote DESTEN’s capacity to address the needs of the electrification of the  American mobility sector and the Energy infrastructure market.

Ammar Abdulwahed Al Khudairy is a prominent fixture in the finance industry, with over 30 years of experience in various areas such as Corporate Banking, Project Finance, Corporate Finance, M&A, and Asset Management.

One of Al Khudairy’s most notable achievements was serving as the Chairman of the Saudi National Bank, the largest bank in Saudi Arabia, which was created as a result of the merger of National Commercial Bank and Samba, where he served as Chairman ahead of the merger. Prior to his role as Chairman, Al Khudairy also served as a Board Member, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Managing Director/CEO at Banque Saudi Fransi.

Al Khudairy has also held numerous public and private board memberships, including Chairmanship positions at Goldman Sachs Saudi Arabia, Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia, and Allianz Saudi Arabia, as well as serving as a board member of Almarai. He is the founder and Chairman of Amwal Capital Partners, an alternative assets management business based in Dubai and Riyadh. He has also served as a director in government-related entities such as the Real Estate Development Fund and the Economic Cities Authority.

Ammar earned a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering followed by an M.Sc. in Engineering Administration from George Washington University.

Al Khudairy’s appointment to DESTEN’s Board of Directors is expected to greatly expedite the company’s ambitions to become a major player in the battery industry.

Walter “Buck” Buckley has been a national leader in venture capital for more than 25 years, investing professionally and personally in growth companies in industries that have been significantly impacted by technology.

His investing career began at Safeguard Scientifics, where he was Vice President of Acquisitions. He then went on to cofound ICG in 1996 and ran the company as Chairman and CEO for more than 20 years.

In 2020, he cofounded SEMCAP with Cyrus Vandrevala, where he is the Co-founder and Co-CIO. SEMCAP is a growth impact platform investing in companies at the forefront of seminal trends in the healthcare, education and food & nutrition sectors.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Buckley is a director of several high-growth technology startups including Diagnostic Biochips, Dropps, Happy Being and Margaux. He serves on the Board of Directors for Philadelphia-based FS Investments, a $34+ billion asset manager. He is on the advisory boards of the Carolina Entrepreneurial Initiative, the UNC Kenan–Flagler Business School, the Starfinder Foundation and the Vetri Foundation.   

Buckley graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. Buckley loved soccer and played on the North Carolina soccer team under legendary Coach Anson Dorrance.

With his unassailable track record of success in building and growing innovative companies, Buckley brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to DESTEN, constituting an invaluable asset to the team.

The new members of the Board of Directors and the Board of Advisors join existing members Bader Al-Rezaihan, Chairman & CEO of DESTEN, and Thomas Gerhard Wilhelm Damitz, Chief Innovation Officer.

With this expanded team, DESTEN is well-positioned to drive innovation and growth in the rapidly evolving field of electric mobility and energy infrastructure.

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DESTEN Inc. is a leading developer of advanced lithium-ion battery technologies, with a focus on enabling sustainable, electric mobility and energy infrastructures. DESTEN’s technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we use energy.
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DESTEN’s Revolutionary Ultra-Fast Charging Battery Technology Powers InMotions’ ‘Under 4 Minutes Charging’ Next Generation Battery Pack

EINDHOVEN, NetherlandsJuly 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — DESTEN Inc., an advanced lithium-ion battery technology company, and InMotion, a leading developer of electric vehicle (EV) technology for the race track, have announced the launch of a new battery pack that promises to transform the world of electric driving. The revolutionary breakthrough cell technology, developed by DESTEN Inc., features ultra-fast charging capabilities that redefine charging and performance in EVs.

The battery pack charges in 3 minutes and 56 seconds, a new World Record. This was made possible by DESTEN’s new battery cell technology. DESTEN’s cells are supported by an advanced pack and cooling system designed by InMotion.


The new battery pack is set to be featured in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, where it will demonstrate its charging times and power on the track. The battery pack has been extensively tested on the basis of its ultra-fast charging and discharging under race conditions.

In such endurance race formats ‘Electric Refuelling’, where a full charge takes the same time as it would to fill a car with gas, plays a critical role in enhancing the competitiveness of an EV versus an Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicle.

“We are thrilled to present this cutting-edge technology to the world of electric vehicle racing” said InMotion’s Head of Partnerships, Mike Brozius. “Our Electric Refuelling battery pack will set a new standard for EV performance and demonstrates the true potential of electric vehicles to the automotive industry.”

“Our new ultra-fast charging and discharging cell was developed specially for this racing application, demonstrating our capacity for the customization of our advanced cell platforms to meet the needs of our partners”, remarked Bader Al-Rezaihan, CEO and Chairman of DESTEN Inc. “This innovation presents an opportunity for the automotive industry as a whole to reformulate the way we approach EV charging, battery pack configuration, and accelerate mass adoption of EV”

“The integration of DESTEN’s advanced cell technologies makes Electric Refuelling in EVs possible.” remarked Thomas Gerhard Wilhelm Damitz, Chief Innovation Officer of DESTEN Inc. “we are delighted to support InMotion’s ambition to achieve their goal of Electric Refuelling and in bringing a competitive EV to Le Mans.”

DESTEN recently earned the Gold Medal in the 2023 Edison Awards’ highly competitive EV Battery Enhancement Category on the basis of its Ultra-Fast Charging Cell technology.

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DESTEN’s Next-Gen Ultra-Fast Charging Battery Technology to Power InMotion as Exclusive Battery Partner

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, June 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — DESTEN Inc., a leading developer of advanced lithium-ion battery technology, is proud to announce its partnership with InMotion, an Eindhoven University of Technology adjunct organization focused on sustainable mobility and electric vehicle innovation.

As part of this partnership, and as InMotion’s sole lithium-ion cell technology provider, DESTEN will provide InMotion with access to its cutting-edge battery technology, aligning with InMotion’s target charging time and their mission to achieve ‘Electric Refueling’. This technology represents a major breakthrough, offering a high-performance and fast-charging solution for electric vehicles, energy storage systems, and other applications.

Recently, DESTEN has received the prestigious Edison Award earning the Gold Medal in the EV Battery Enhancement Category for its ultra-fast charging battery technology, highlighting the focus of this partnership.

“We are thrilled to partner with InMotion and support their ambition to develop sustainable mobility solutions, including the goal of racing at Le Mans,” said Bader Al-Rezaihan, CEO of DESTEN Inc. “Our ultra-fast charging battery technology has the potential to revolutionize the electric vehicle industry, and we are excited to work with InMotion to bring this technology to the race track and support them in achieving their goals.” Thomas Wilhelm Gerhard Damitz, Chief Innovation Officer of DESTEN Inc. noted “We are excited to provide a new cell to InMotion that delivers both ground-breaking ultra-fast charging alongside leading power performance and stability.”

InMotion is a student team from TU Eindhoven that is dedicated to developing sustainable mobility solutions, with a focus on electric vehicles. The team has developed several innovative electric race cars, including the Ignition and the Fusion, which have set several world records in their respective categories. With access to DESTEN’s advanced battery technology and technical support, InMotion can take its projects to the next level, and compete with traditional combustion engine race cars in the prestigious Le Mans race. DESTEN’s cells are already being integrated into a battery pack constructed by InMotion.

“We are excited to welcome DESTEN as our newest partner,” said Mike Brozius, Partnership Manager at InMotion. “Their ultra-fast charging battery technology represents a major step forward in the field of electric vehicle innovation, and we are eager to incorporate this technology into our future projects. We aim to develop an electric race car that can compete with traditional combustion engine race cars, and partnering with DESTEN will be instrumental in achieving this goal.”

With this partnership, DESTEN and InMotion are working together to promote sustainable mobility and electric vehicle innovation, bringing cutting-edge battery technology to the forefront of the industry.

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DESTEN Inc. Receives the Gold Medal in the 2023 Edison Awards’ EV Battery Enhancement Category

DESTEN Inc., is proud to announce that we have earned the Gold Medal in the 2023 Edison Awards’ highly competitive EV Battery Enhancement Category, DESTEN was nominated for this award alongside industry giants, General Motors and SK On.


DESTEN Inc.’s 19Ah 10C Ultra-Fast Charging Lithium-Ion Cell reduces charging wait times to less than 5 minutes whilst retaining a long lifecycle of over 3,000 cycles – allowing for over 1.5 million miles of lifetime vehicle range for a 70kWh battery pack. This solution also paves the way for smaller capacity packs for EVs in urban environments, with 5-minute charging via established road-side charging infrastructures serving to overcome key adoption challenges pertaining to charging wait times and range anxiety.

With a temperature increase of only 15 degrees centigrade when charging at 10C, DESTEN’s cell technology’s outstanding thermal and chemical stability serves to reduce pack infrastructure needs, reduce power draw during operation, and improve the safety of the final system.

The Edison Awards, named after Thomas Alva Edison, recognize and honor the most innovative products and services in the world. The awards are widely respected as a benchmark for excellence in innovation.

DESTEN Inc. was selected as the winner by an independent panel of judges consisting of industry experts and academics. The judges evaluated each product based on its impact, innovation, and market potential. DESTEN Inc.’s EV battery enhancement technology stood out for its exceptional charging performance, safety, longevity, and environmental sustainability.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from the Edison Awards,” said Bader Al-Rezaihan, Chairman and CEO of DESTEN Inc. “The Gold Medal in the EV Battery Enhancement Category is a testament to the company’s commitment to innovation. DESTEN’s technology has the potential to revolutionize the EV industry and drive the shift towards more sustainable solutions, reducing carbon emissions worldwide.”

With this prestigious recognition from the Edison Awards, DESTEN is poised to make a significant impact in the e-mobility industry and pave the way for a more sustainable future.

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DESTEN Inc.’s 19Ah 10C Ultra-Fast Charging Lithium-Ion Cell has been selected as a Finalist at The 2023 Edison Awards in the EV Battery Enhancement Category.

DESTEN Inc. is proud to announce their selection as a finalist in the 2023 Edison Awards EV Battery Enhancement category for their 19Ah Pouch Ultra-Fast Charging Lithium Ion battery.

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DESTEN Inc.’s 19Ah Pouch Ultra-Fast Charging Lithium Ion battery is the perfect solution for EV OEMs looking for an innovative and powerful battery technology for integration into their next-generation vehicle platforms. The 19Ah pouch-format Ultra-Fast Charging Lithium Ion battery can reduce charging wait times by up to 90%, and retains a long lifecycle of over 3,000 cycles – allowing for over 1.5 Million Miles of total vehicle range for a 70kWh battery pack.

Safety is of the utmost importance for any battery technologies, DESTEN Inc.’s 19Ah Ultra-Fast Charging Lithium Ion battery is exceedingly safe and has been thoroughly tested, proven to work in all types of weather conditions and features incredible temperature stability, with an increase of only 15 degrees centigrade even during ultra-fast charging. The outstanding thermal and chemical stability of DESTEN’s cell technologies serves to reduce pack infrastructure needs, reduce power draw during operation, and improves the safety of the final system.

Through innovative design and efficient application of nanomaterial dopants to established battery materials, the cell is able to deliver reduced charging wait times and a cost-effective solution to EV owners.

Through the provision of ultra-fast charging at established charging infrastructures, DESTEN’s 19Ah pouch cell technology overcomes the need to expand the driving range by substantially reducing charging wait times, which will accelerate Electric Vehicles adoption.

Reducing EV pack sizes results in significant cost savings for EV owners and has proven to reduce the volume of battery materials required for electric vehicles – thus enabling the EV industry to meet production commitments without exhausting global material resource stocks. This new approach to batteries enables OEMs to have more opportunities to develop EVs which can more precisely meet the needs of their customers.

The 19Ah Ultra-Fast Charging Lithium Ion battery from DESTEN Inc. is an impressive addition to the range of available battery technologies for the EV industry, providing an alternative approach for OEMs and more choices for EV buyers.

Since the development of the 19Ah cell, DESTEN has been adding novel cell technologies to its portfolio; with a new 60Ah LFP cell featuring 213Wh/kg – the highest energy density in the world, and a new 20Ah NMC cell, developed upon the 19Ah cell platform, which can deliver up to 10C continuous charging and 20C continuous discharging.

The team at DESTEN Inc. is thrilled to have their hard work and dedication to innovation recognized by the Edison Awards.

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Desten, a Hong Kong, China-based battery company founded in 2015, teases its battery cell technology, which is promised to offer ultra-fast charging at some 10C, in less than 5 minutes.

The company says that its batteries can be recharged from 0% to 80% state of charge in 4 minutes and 40 seconds.

The prototype battery pack and electric vehicle is ready to charge at up to 900 kW, which is some three times higher than the peak value for currently available cars (270 kW – Porsche Taycan).

Desten does not explain the details (chemistry), but the batteries are expected to be used in the upcoming Piëch GT, which is supposed to have a 75 kWh battery and capability to recharge in 5 minutes. The range of this car will be 500 km (311 miles) of WLTP, which would be 150 Wh/km (241 Wh/mile).

Desten Unveils the World's First EV Ultra-Fast Charging Technology for Indonesian Market
Desten Unveils the World's First EV Ultra-Fast Charging Technology for Indonesian Market

Desten notes that an increase in battery charging power would reduce the charging time and the number of charging stalls required, as well as improve the regenerative braking capabilities.

According to the company, the new battery cells are also long-lasting with 3,000 charging cycles (100% DoD), maintaining 80% of initial capacity, which is equivalent to 1.5 million km (932,000 miles).

If all of above already does not sound too good to be true for you, here is one more thing – no need for cooling, as the cells barely warm up during ultra-fast charging, increasing temperature by only 15°C.

“DESTEN’s ultra-fast charging capability is the result of its breakthrough discoveries in materials and cell structures, featuring novel chemical formulations produced on a custom manufacturing line. The cell can achieve an industry-leading 3,000 cycles and over 1.5 million kilometres of total driving range.

Fast charging usually entails high levels of heat build-up within batteries. Despite ultra-fast charging speeds, DESTEN batteries retain high thermal stability, remaining cool throughout operation. The batteries are also certified by external testing organizations to maintain temperatures of less than 15 degrees centigrade above ambient temperatures during operation.

Unlike other batteries, DESTEN battery cells do not require water cooling. This reduces costs and battery cooling systems’ weight, resulting in energy and cost savings.”

Well, only time will tell whether this is all possible and if yes, whether it’s economically viable.

Desten ultra-fast charging battery cell highlights:

  • HIGH CHARGE RATES – Less than 15℃ increase during Ultra-Fast Charging, against ambient temperatures
  • HIGH POWER – Constant and reliable high-power delivery
  • HIGH THERMAL STABILITY – Temperature increases strictly within 15℃ during Ultra-Fast Charging
  • LONG LIFECYCLE – Over 3000 charge cycles to 80% State of Health (SoH)
  • SAFETY AND RELIABILITY – UN 38.3 Certified by an independent testing laboratory
  • PROPRIETARY MATERIAL – Cell materials discovered, developed, and optimised for formulation in-house
  • BROAD TEMPERATURE RANGE – Suitable for all climatic conditions

Desten’s website shows a 19 Ah cell spec with energy density above 160 Wh/kg and 350 Wh/l, which indicates that those are high-power cells, but not really high-energy dense cells. They are actually below LFP.

Maybe there will be some gains from a simple battery pack/lack of cooling, but overall, it might be heavy – a 75 kWh battery would require some 468 kg of battery cells (plus everything else in the battery pack, like cables, electronics, modules, enclosure).

The second question is the cost, as the fast charging LTP batteries, often used in electric buses – as far as we know – have usually been costly (per kWh unit).

Cell specs:

  • Cell Capacity: 19 Ah
  • Energy Density (Volumetric): 350 Wh/L
  • Specific Energy – (Gravimetric): >160 Wh/Kg
  • Specific Power: 1600 W/Kg
  • Max Charge Rate / Discharge Rate: 10C
  • Temperature Change During Charging: <15℃
  • fast charging from 0 to 80% in 4 minutes and 40 seconds
  • Charge Cycles (100% DoD): >3,000