Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad
Final Shipment Made to Norfolk Southern for Use in First All Electric
Locomotive; Revenue to Be Recognized in Fourth Quarter 2012
NEW CASTLE, Pa., Jan. 11, 2013
NEW CASTLE, Pa., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Axion Power™ International,
Inc. (OTC QB: AXPW), the developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC® batteries and
energy storage systems, announced today that it completed shipping its
high-performance PbC batteries to Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS), one of North
America's leading transportation providers, for use in Norfolk Southern's
first all electric locomotive - the NS-999.
Axion Power shipped the last skids that comprised this battery order to NS in
late December and the batteries will be used to power the NS-999 "yard
switcher" locomotive. The switcher functions in the train yard where its
responsibilities include moving rail cars and assisting in disassembling and
assembling various train configurations. In parallel, Axion and Norfolk
Southern continue to participate in the development of an energy system for
"over the road" hybrid locomotives, that will be much more powerful units that
would require significantly more batteries.
The final shipment of batteries to Norfolk Southern means that approximately
$475,000 in revenue, attributable to the eventual re-commissioning of the
NS-999, will be recognized in Axion's results for the fourth quarter of 2012,
according to Thomas Granville, Axion Power Chairman and CEO.
"As we move into 2013, we are excited about the further unveiling of our PbC
battery in our ongoing program with NS. The PbC properties that make our
battery the chemistry of choice for 'all electric' and 'hybrid electric'
locomotives – long cycle life, excellent cold temperature performance, fast
charge and discharge capability, high charge acceptance, self equalization of
charge in large string and in single battery cells, and above all,
demonstrated safe operation regardless of temperature – all of these battery
property advantages play well in a variety of other markets. Our new
initiatives going forward include heavy trucks, charging station applications,
residential energy and buffering and storage for wind and solar," Granville
About Axion Power International, Inc.
Axion has developed and patented a next generation energy storage device that
won the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Technology Award for North America in the
field of lead-acid batteries. According to Frost & Sullivan, Axion's new PbC®
batteries have "the potential to revitalize the lead-acid battery industry by
breathing new life into an established technology that is not well suited to
the requirements of important new applications like hybrid electric vehicles
and renewable power."
Axion Power International, Inc. is the industry leader in the field of
lead-acid-carbon energy storage technologies. Axion believes this new battery
technology is the only class of advanced battery that can be assembled on
existing lead-acid battery production lines throughout the world utilizing
Axion's proprietary carbon electrodes. Axion's future goal, after filling
their plant's lead-carbon battery production capacity, is to become the
leading supplier of carbon electrode assemblies for the global lead-acid
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Axion Power International, Inc.
Thomas Granville, CEO
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Rudy Barrio (Investors)
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