Update Report On Hybrid Norfolk Southern Switcher Locomotive To Be Presented At 7th Annual ASME Rail Conference

 Update Report On Hybrid Norfolk Southern Switcher Locomotive To Be Presented
                      At 7th Annual ASME Rail Conference

Locomotive Powered by Axion Power PbC Batteries

PR Newswire

NEW CASTLE, Pa., Oct. 10, 2013

NEW CASTLE, Pa., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Axion Power International,
Inc., (OTC QB: AXPW), the developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC® batteries and
energy storage systems, announced today that Gibson Barbee, P.E. of Norfolk
Southern and Philippe Westreich, PhD of Axion Power International will make a
joint presentation at the 7th Annual ASME Rail Transportation Division Fall
Technical Conference updating the progress of the NS 999 Electric Switcher – a
hybrid locomotive that is powered by strings of PbC batteries supplied by
Axion Power to Norfolk Southern. The conference will take place October 15-17
in Altoona, PA.

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In the presentation, Barbee and Westreich, Lab and Test Director for Axion
Power, will discuss the close collaboration between Norfolk Southern and Axion
Power and their shared excitement about the potential that battery-powered
locomotives offer over traditional diesel fuels. Dr. Westreich has been
managing the joint "yard switcher" program for Axion and is also managing the
"over the road" locomotive project that Norfolk Southern and Axion have
undertaken.

Axion Power Chairman and CEO Tom Granville commented, "We were pleased to read
the positive comments that Norfolk Southern made in their July 2013 published
Sustainability Report with respect to the NS 999 and with respect to their
continuing collaboration with 'industry partner Axion Power International'.
(That section of their sustainability report can be found here:
http://bit.ly/153097W.) We believe that PbC batteries have the potential to
become widespread power sources for America's rail lines because of their
ability to operate in partial state of charge applications, recharge quickly
from regenerative braking opportunities when they are available, and
particularly because of our batteries' inherent voltage equalization,
especially in large string applications. We are very pleased and proud to be
working with Norfolk Southern on this important alternative energy project,
which will significantly reduce greenhouse gases and lead to a cleaner and
greener environment."

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 has not been 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
carbon energy storage technologies. Axion believes its new PbC 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 activated 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
battery industry.

For more information, visit www.axionpower.com

Contacts
Axion Power International Inc.
Thomas Granville, CEO
(724) 654 9300

Allen & Caron, Inc.
Rudy Barrio (Investors)
r.barrio@allencaron.com
(212) 691-8087

Len Hall (Media)
len@allencaron.com
(949) 474-4300

SOURCE Axion Power International, Inc.

Website: http://www.axionpower.com