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DESTEN launches ultra-fast charging LFP battery

DESTEN has introduced the 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 22Ah 6C/6C Lithium Iron Phosphate pouch format cell

DESTEN’s LFP cell can reduce charging times for electric vehicles and enable grids to access short duration storage at a low cost/kWh with enhanced safety, as yet unavailable with NMC based compositions today.

DESTEN said that this Ultra-Fast Charging LFP innovation reflects its R&D capabilities, building upon established expertise in the development of Ultra-Fast Charging NMC cells, and the application of tailor-made 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.

In 2017, DESTEN produced, tested and validated the first 10C charging battery technology, capable of charging to 80% SOC in 4 minutes and 40 seconds. DESTEN’s Ultra-Fast charging battery technology has been integrated into Energy Storage and Electric Vehicles which are in operation today. DESTEN has since developed a number of high performance Lithium-ion battery innovations comprising both high power NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) and high energy density LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) cell technologies to address the broad needs of the market. DESTEN has recently reached the double-digit MWh production capacity milestone.



Wouldn't be amazing if articles like this one written by marketing departments could not be published in Green Car Congress unless they specify some engineering data such as energy density, cost per kwh, or anything else to substantiate vague claims? We can have much more meaningful discussions if we can place new products within a context.


Gives no figures to prove, it is improvement in cost etc
Without these exact specifications and cost figures, such claimes are daily news without any commercial success.


From the GCC post:
“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.”
From the Desten web site on the 22Ah LFP battery:
“Energy density 160Wh/kg, 5000 charging cycles to 80% SOH (State of Health)”

Desten is basically a made in China battery that has as it’s focus on Ultra Fast Charging. Working with InMotion they have developed the fastest charging electric charging race car in the world.

Super-fast Charging Technology In LFP batteries looks like a promising technology for BEV. The largest battery company in the world, CATL has the Shenxing LFP battery that can charge at 4C. In the Mercedes Benz eActros 600 (which has a 600 kWh LFP battery) can charge the Class 8 truck in 30 minutes with a 1 Megawatt charger.
Ultra Fast Charging requires some special manufacturing processes on the Graphite Anode (CATL describes this as modifying the surface of the anode material with a porous coating layer).
Recent research at the University of Michigan has investigated how to enable “6C Fast Charging of Li-Ion Batteries with Graphite/Hard Carbon Hybrid Anodes”.

Bottom line, Ultra Fast Charging of LFP batteries is feasible, low cost, does not impact battery life and looks like it could be used in a wide range of EV applications.

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