Energy storage company Urban Electric Power has announced its alkaline battery has completed UL 9540A tests related to thermal runaway. An independent testi

ng lab reported that “thermal runaway was not achieved” by UEP’s zinc manganese-dioxide ba

Urban Electric Power’s chemistry was invented at City College of New York and is on its way to being approved for installations in dense urban environments.ttery cells.


The company claims its batteries are more affordable than lithium-ion for all markets and applications. They are non-toxic and occupy half the space of comparably rated lead-acid batteries.

The independent testing lab’s report is available on request to the company.

To learn more about Urban Electric Power’s rechargeable alkaline battery technology, see

To set up an interview with one of its engineers, journalists may contact Peter Kelley at, +1 202-270-8831.