Media outlets took notice of the corporation as Balquon’s president Balwinder Samra, recently appeared as a guest on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock”, where he discussed his firm’s role in advancing clean energy technologies in the United States.
Balqon Corporation is a leading developer of heavy duty electric trucks, tractors and electric drive systems. The Company uses its proprietary flux vector control technology to design propulsion systems for 10 to 50 ton capacity vehicles and material handling equipment. The corporation’s current product line of tow tractors are designed to transport containers at ports, marine terminals, rail yards, warehouses, intermodal facilities, military bases and mail facilities.
In the last quarter of 2009, Balqon announced the release of its lithium-ion battery powered heavy-duty electric truck designed for use in on-highway short haul applications. Balqon’s new product, the Mule M150, is designed as a zero emissions solution for short haul on-highway routes in inner cities, port facilities and airports for the distribution of goods and cargo. The Mule M150 is equipped with Balqon’s fully integrated heavy-duty electric drive system and lithium-ion batteries to provide increased range and performance. Balqon announced that the Mule M150 is able to travel at a speed of up to 55 miles per hour and has a range of 150 miles on a single charge under unloaded conditions.
“While electric delivery trucks with a 7 ton capacity are new to inner city delivery applications, we believe they show significant potential in improving performance and environmental pollution,” Samra said “The Mule M150 is a zero emissions heavy-duty truck that we believe is an ideal solution for inner city applications where trucks idle in congested city traffic. We also believe that the use of our Mule M150 in these applications will result in reduced noise and air pollution.”
Samra said considering that California has led the effort in environmental policy for decades, Balqon executives felt that it made sense to release its heavy duty electric delivery truck at the Governors Global Climate Summit chaired by California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“The release of our Mule M150 completes our product line of heavy-duty electric vehicles that also includes our Nautilus yard tractors and drayage vehicles. Now that we have completed our heavy duty truck product line, we plan to increase our focus on worldwide sales and distribution for our products,” Samra added.
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