Bollinger Motors has filed for patent protection for its all electric, all-wheel drive, Class 3 vehicles. The scope of the patent includes the entire vehicle, and gives particular emphasis on the specific arrangement of major components and subsystems.
“Our team has created a vehicle that’s engineered and packaged unlike anything ever built,” said CEO Robert Bollinger. “Filing this patent will help protect that hard work, and help showcase the outstanding engineering capabilities of our company.”
The innovative vehicle design, and resulting capabilities and features are highly differentiated from any other volume production vehicle. As just one example, the unique way large components – including motors, inverters, gearboxes, and chargers – are arranged centrally and symmetrically results in a desirable effect on the vehicles’ centre of gravity.
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 outboard power usage.
The technical content contained in the application provides substantial competitive advantage and adds to a growing portfolio of intellectual property for Bollinger Motors. Items contained within the patent include mechanical architecture, electrical architecture, electric drivetrain, modes of operation, configurability and common vehicle platform with multiple embodiments.