At ACE, we are developing a continuous stream of battery cell chemistries that make a meaningful difference for the design, performance, and broad adoption of EVs. Our team is working hard to develop new materials, formulations, and cell formats that align with the needs of electric vehicle manufacturers and battery cell suppliers.
Our proprietary Advanced LFP chemistry and Very Large Format (VLF) cell will provide near-term solutions to automotive OEMs who are looking to improve the performance and safety of their electric vehicles. Moving forward, our innovations will provide safe technologies with even higher energy density, faster charging and other attributes that will lead to even better performing electric vehicles.
SUPERIOR BATTERY CHEMISTRY
ACE has engineered a new LFP-based chemistry that results in significantly higher energy density while maintaining the highest safety standards. With an energy density of 205 Wh/kg in a safe, low-cost chemistry, Advanced LFP provides excellent performance and value.
HIGHER ENERGY DENSITY
205 Wh/kg, delivering up to 30% higher energy density than existing LFP cells on the market.
LONG CYCLE LIFE
5,500 charge-discharge cycles, ensuring the battery outlasts the life of the vehicle.
Safe materials that significantly reduce the possibility of battery fires or explosions.
25% cost reduction vs. today’s LFP for the same range.
Engineered to be fully recyclable, so valuable materials can be recovered instead of entering the waste stream.
The materials used in ACE cell chemistries are readily compatible with standard cell manufacturing equipment regardless of cell format: cylindrical, prismatic & pouch.
The VLF cell is optimized for electric vehicle applications in two important ways:
The highly efficient architecture of the VLF cell will boost the energy density from about 205 Wh/kg found in a cylindrical cell using Advanced LFP to 250 Wh/kg. This is about the same as the energy density of NMC/NCA, but in a much safer, more cost-effective cell.
Maximizes energy density for significantly greater vehicle range
Simplifies the battery system to lower costs and provide design flexibility
ACE's VLF cell will reduce the size, weight, and complexity of an EV's battery system, lowering cost and providing more design flexibility. Today's EV's contain thousands of small cells assembled into modules, which are then housed in a battery pack. ACE VLF cells will be integrated directly within the pack, eliminating the need for module components. The VLF cell-to-pack design can be customized to meet specific customer requirements.
DRIVING BETTER PERFORMANCE
Compared to NMC or NCA, LFP chemistry offers significant cost and safety advantages for electric vehicles. While historically NMC and NCA batteries have had higher energy density, ACE has addressed this issue by re-engineering existing LFP cell chemistry and creating a special prismatic cell format.
ACE’s new Advanced LFP chemistry alone offers up to a 30% increase in energy density over existing LFP chemistries on the market today. When Advanced LFP is used in our highly efficient VLF cell, energy density increases by another 25%. At 250 Wh/kg, Advanced LFP in a VLF cell provides about the same energy density as the NMC or NCA batteries being used in many electric vehicles today – but with a much better safety profile and significantly lower costs.
ACE offers licensing packages for our entire technology portfolio, which includes our future innovations. Our technology transfer program caters to the specific needs of our customers and leverages the skills of our highly competent team.
ACE advanced battery cell chemistries and formats are optimal for electric vehicles and are also applicable to grid storage applications. Our unrelenting commitment to safety as a cornerstone of our innovation is always our focus regardless of the application.
Providing EV drivers more travel flexibility and security
The high energy density of ACE battery technology allows each charge to deliver longer range, providing EV drivers with more travel flexibility.
By eliminating the risk of battery combustion and fires, ACE will provide drivers with peace of mind.
Extended cycle life ensures the batteries will outlast the vehicle, possibly going on to a second life in energy storage.
Solving the complex challenges of grid-level energy storage
ACE battery technology pairs well with renewable energy plants such as wind and solar making them more practical and affordable.
High energy density and safety enable energy storage in cities and space-constrained situations.
Safety profile makes energy storage possible in homes, office buildings and high-population areas.