Balqon Corporation (OTCBB: BLQN) has entered into a joint development agreement with Polar Power Inc. to develop series plug-in hybrid systems for its line of heavy-duty electric trucks and buses. The companies will develop a 40 kw on-board DC hybrid generator to charge batteries during the daily drive cycle to increase the range of the vehicles.
“Integration of an on-board generator in our 2014 model year vehicles allows us to address increased range applications for heavy-duty trucks and buses used at ports, airports and distribution warehouses, while still providing our customer with the lower operating costs and emissions of an electric drive train,” said Balqon CEO Balwinder Samra. “We believe Polar Power’s decades of experience in developing and integrating DC-powered generator systems provides us the opportunity to jointly address the growing need for lower emission heavy duty vehicles in global markets.”
“Our experience in DC generators and hybrid industrial/commercial and military vehicles combined with Balqon’s experience in heavy duty electric drive system provides both companies an opportunity to expand our markets in stationary, marine and mobile power applications,” said Polar Power CEO Arthur D. Sams.
Source: Balqon via Green Car Congress