- Ferndale, Michigan-based Bollinger Motors has filed for patent protection for its all-electric and all-wheel drive Class 3 vehicles
Ferndale, Michigan-based Bollinger Motors has filed for patent protection for its all-electric and all-wheel drive Class 3 vehicles. The scope of the patent includes the whole vehicle and emphasizes the specific arrangement of major components and subsystems.
“Our team has created a vehicle that’s engineered and packaged unlike anything ever built,” said Bollinger Motors CEO Robert Bollinger. “Filing this patent will help protect that hard work, and help showcase the outstanding engineering capabilities of our company.”
The vehicle design and resulting capabilities and features are highly differentiated from any other volume production vehicle. For example, the unique way large components such as the motors, inverters, gearboxes, and chargers are arranged centrally and symmetrically results in a desirable effect on the vehicles’ center of gravity.
Plus the patent highlights the vehicle-controls strategy and innovative software solutions used to achieve performance targets including adjustable ride height, variable payload responses, virtual front, and rear differential, and various modes of operations, including the outboard power usage.
The technical content contained in the application provides competitive advantage and adds to a growing portfolio of intellectual property for Bollinger Motors. And the items contained within the patent include Mechanical architecture, Electrical architecture, Electric drivetrain, Modes of operation, Configurability, and Common vehicle platform with multiple embodiments.
Bollinger Motors filed the provisional patent application on November 18, 2019. And the patent application number is 62936929. And Bollinger plans to manufacture the world’s first all-electric and on- and off-road trucks called the B1 Sport Utility Truck (SUT) and the B2 Pickup Truck.