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Bolinger is Seeking Patents for its Electric Vehicle Technology

Electric vehicle start-up Bolinger Motors has filed for several patents to protect the B1 sport utility vehicle and B2 pickup truck. The company made the announcement this week that it filed patent protection for its all-wheel drive electric technology.

The patent application covers mechanical architecture, drivetrain, modes of operation, and configurability. Specific components Bolinger is seeking to protect include motors, inverters, gearboxes, and chargers. They are symmetrically arranged in the middle of the vehicle, affecting the vehicle's center of gravity. Bolinger also included patent filings for its controls strategy and software that includes adjustable ride height. The software controls the rear differential and power usage.

"Our team has created a vehicle that's engineered and packaged unlike anything ever built," he said. "Filing this patent will help protect that hard work, and help showcase the outstanding engineering capabilities of our company," said CEO Robert Bollinger in a statement.

Bolinger plans to start production this year on its vehicles. The first trucks and SUVs are expected to be delivered in early 2021. Vehicles retail from $125,000.

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