About Us


Balqon Corporation a Publicly traded company (OTC:BLQN) founded in 2005 is a leading manufacturer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage systems for residential and commercial applications. We also design custom electric drive system solutions for truck and bus manufacturers globally. Balqon Corporation has a production and R&D facilities in harbor city, California and also manufactures electric buses and trucks in Europe, India and China jointly with local manufacturing partners.


Our vision is to develop, pioneering technologies that reduce carbon footprint of our customers while reducing energy usage and operation costs. In 2005, we were the first company to introduce zero emission heavy duty trucks for use in short haul marine terminals. In 2007 we were the first in introducing lithium battery powered buses in China. In 2008, we were the first commercial manufacturer of zero emission, lithium battery powered electric yard tractors for warehouse and marine terminals at Port of Los Angeles. In 2010, we introduced hybrid generators with lithium battery packs for off-grid remote mobile telecom towers replacing diesel generators. In 2011, we installed North America’s first lithium battery powered one Mega Watt Hour energy storage system using Balqon proprietary inverter technology. In 2013 we began commercial manufacturing of lithium battery storage products for RV, marine, residential and telecom industry.


In 2010, we partnered with Winston Battery Company, a pioneer in large format lithium iron phosphate battery manufacturer to introduce lithium battery storage solutions for electric vehicles and solar applications. Winston Battery Company a largest shareholder of Balqon Corporation introduced large format fan folded lithium batteries in year 1996 and enjoys a leading position in the storage marketplace worldwide.


During the past decade we have continued to drive product innovation in our core markets, with focus on electric vehicles, electric drive systems, solar storage for both on-grid and off-grid applications. Our innovations have been since validated in the marketplace worldwide and we are well positioned to take advantage of these global opportunities with our early market experience and global partnerships.


At Balqon Corporation we believe in being first to discover, invent the next solution that reduces use of fossil fuels, improves energy efficiency and provides higher value to our customers worldwide. Everything we do is to make our technology more practical, usable and valuable to our customers. We have the products, experience and passion to help us in the next phase of this journey. Will you join us?


Our Team

Meet some of our team members below.

Currently, Balwinder S. Samra is President, Chief Executive & Financial Officer at Balqon Corp.

In the past he held the position of Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Balqon Corp. (Old), President & Chief Executive Officer for EVI, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer for BMR Solutions, Inc. and Vice President for Taylor-Dunn Manufacturing Co.

He received an undergraduate degree from Panjab University Chandigarh.

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Balwinder Samra

I believe the strength of Chugach is our opportunity for diversification. In doing so, we must provide electricity at a price that allows our community to thrive.

My mission is to provide electricity that is reliable, cost-effective and available far into the future.

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Jim Henderson
National Sales Manager at Balqon Corporation

Broad experience building mechanical components, using software’s such Catia V5, Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, as well as old systems such Autocad. Throughout my career I’ve had the privilege to work in different industries such Hvac, Forging, medical and the Automotive, specifically on electric vehicles.

Specialties: Broad experience working with sheet metal, tooling design, especificaly forging tooling. Most 3D modeling softwares, also FEA simulating software such forge2009, also superforge.

Mario Gonzalez has been the technology editor at ReviewWind.com since 2017, where he's been covering the latest gadgets and scouring the internet for the greatest deals.

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Mario Gonzalez
Design, mechanical components for electric vehicles

Project Manager responsible for the Design & Development of Electric Drive Systems

Lead support for Engineering Sales Division in U.S and logistical operations internationally

Production Planner: Engineering drawings (Solidworks) / PCMRP / Machine shop (Sheet Metal & Component design)

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Suraj Amancharla
Mechanical & Sales Engineering Lead
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