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.

For more information on DESTEN Inc. and their EV battery enhancement technology, please contact DESTEN Inc. at

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.

For more information, please contact DESTEN Inc. at 

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