Bollinger Motors will manufacture battery packs for its own vehicles – as well as make them commercially available for standalone applications – starting in 2021. The Bollinger Motors battery pack is composed of modules in 35 kWh strings that can be connected in series or parallel to form a variety of pack sizes and configurations. Pack sizes will include 35, 70, 105, 140, 175 kWh, and higher, with many sizes capable of both 350V and 700V configurations. The modules are connected to both sides of a symmetrical and structural I-beam. The I-beam includes channels, through which cooling fluid is pumped, to extract heat away from the battery modules. The I-beams also provide cross-vehicle structural support and help protect the pack from side intrusions. Designed for safety, high energy density, and high continuous power capacity, the Bollinger Motors battery pack will be suitable for heavier applications such as medium-duty trucks, agricultural and construction equipment. “The heart of every EV is the battery, so it was crucial for us to develop our own battery pack in-house,” said CEO Robert Bollinger. “Our engineering team has created a pack with high-strength structural properties, exemplary cooling features and state-of-the-art software.” WHEELING, Ill. – Larry Collet was recently named Salesman of the Year for Penray‘s Automotive Division. Collet has been with Penray for five years and is currently southwest regional sales manager. “We are extremely fortunate to have Larry on board at Penray,” said Tony Costa, National Sales Director. “His aftermarket experience has been a valuable asset to many of our sales initiatives and he has definitely added value to the Penray automotive division. His eye for new business and constant contact with our current customers continues to make Larry a valuable part of the Penray team.” Additionally, Jason Hall was recently named Penray’s Heavy Duty Salesman of the Year. Hall also has been with Penray for five years and is currently Midwest regional sales manager. “Jason has been an integral part of Penray’s success since coming to Penray, and this award recognizes his hard work and commitment to our heavy duty division,” said Joe Long, director of sales, east region. “His eye for new business and nurturing spirit toward our current customers continues to make Jason a valuable part of the Penray team.” AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Bollinger Motors has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its battery pack design. The scope of the patent includes mechanical, electrical and systems-engineering innovations. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The Battery Management System (BMS) has also been developed in-house. The BMS has been created to handle any number of strings, therefore one BMS can be manufactured for all future battery-pack sizes and voltages. The BMS monitors voltage, current, and temperature at multiple points within the pack and manages the system accordingly. It works with other vehicle-control units to maintain optimum operating conditions that increase efficiency and extend battery life. The BMS also provides several features which ensure system safety, including detecting and isolating faults to enable continued vehicle operation.Advertisement Bollinger Motors filed the provisional patent application on Oct. 12. The patent application number is 17/068,260.