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Balqon Announces Development of Intuitive Battery Management System for Large Format Li-Ion Batteries

March 07, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

Balqon Corp. an emerging developer and manufacturer of zero emissions heavy-duty electric vehicles for Class 7 and Class 8 applications, announced the release of its new Battery Management System ("BMS") designed to optimize battery cycle life of large format lithium-ion batteries used in its product line of heavy-duty electric trucks and tractors. Each BMS board is equipped with multiple temperature sensors and a flash microcontroller together with Balqon’s proprietary software that works with any electric vehicle’s battery cell chemistry.

"Our Battery Management System incorporates a Society of Automation Engineers (SAE) J1939 controller area network (CAN Bus) capable network which allows seamless communication between the different components of our electric vehicles, such as our automatic transmission, charger and proprietary flux vector inverters. This development increases our ability to utilize data from the key components of our electric vehicles more intuitively during charge and discharge cycles, and thereby increase the energy efficiency of our vehicles," said Balwinder Samra, President and Chief Executive Officer of Balqon Corp.. "The development of our Battery Management System is a continuation of our strategy to develop customized and configurable core technologies that provide application specific solutions for our customers that are energy efficient and reliable."