Results from The Battery
Innovation Center

The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) has performed several survivability tests on the AX class of batteries. Additional testing is ongoing.

Actual Testing Footage

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Crumble Folding, Heat Test,
Nail Penetration Test


High Performance Battery Goals

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC) is a subsidiary of USCAR. Enabled by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), USABC’s mission is to develop electrochemical energy storage technologies that advance commercialization of next generation electrified vehicle applications. In support of its mission, USABC has developed mid- and long-term goals to guide its projects and measure its progress.

These targets are for the next generation battery. Current batteries are using the “Low-Cost Fast Charge EV Goals” as a goal/benchmark and rarely meet those metrics.

Note: AX01 and AX02 C/2 will result in a lower energy density than C/3 measurement.

What Is Being Said

Kent Wilson , CEO, of Alpine 4

“While traditional lithium battery cells such as the Tesla 4680 or the Panasonic 21700 have taken lithium-powered cells to new heights, they have reached their technological limits. Further, while other solid-state battery companies have accomplished fast charging like ours, they typically trade-off longevity or how much energy a battery can store.


What shareholders and potential customers can take away from the BIC results is that the AX Class of Solid-State Batteries are the perfect balance between energy density (how much energy the battery can store), its C rate (how quickly it can charge) and its cycle count (how many times a battery can be charged). The AX31Ah-02 is the best all-around battery cell in production and ready to transform various industries including the EV and power storage markets.


Vehicles from companies like Tesla, Lucid, GM, Ford, and RIVIAN all use traditional lithium cells. If their vehicles were powered by our AX31Ah-02, they could charge in 15 minutes, store more energy for longer duration trips and have battery cells that can power their vehicles for over 300,000 miles before the battery would require replacement. There is no better way to say this than these batteries don’t just change the game, they redefine it, and we are hitting the ground running.”

Danny Marshall
Battery Innovation Center’s Lead Testing and Evaluation Team Engineer:

“I am extremely impressed with the performance of this battery cell relative to other cells that we have tested at BIC. Somehow, its energy density exceeds some of the best NMC technologies that BIC has tested while being solid state and maintaining comparable C-Rate performance.

From an EHS testing perspective, it has been shown to maintain stability under some amazing abusive conditions in contrast to the fielded lithium-ion chemistries that we see today. I am excited to continue testing and characterizing the abusive/performance specifications and see if we can find where the engineering tradeoff will be, assuming it exists.”

About the BIC: The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) is a collaborative initiative designed to incorporate leadership from renowned universities, government agencies, and commercial enterprises. The BIC focuses on the rapid development, testing and commercialization of safe, reliable and lightweight energy storage systems for defense and commercial customers. The BIC has worked with such customers as Solid Power, Bright Volt, Fisker, Rolls Royce, Du Pont, Valvoline, LG Chem, UL, GE Global Research and Cummins to name a few.