BMW i3 Batteries to Power First-Ever Electric Off-Road Vehicle by DANNAR
August 25, 2017  Amanda Price

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The Mobile Power Station has the ability to travel through nearly 3 feet of
flood water during an emergency response situation
The Mobile Power Station is a revolutionary, zero emission heavy-duty work
vehicle that is built for maintenance and response


Muncie, IN – DANNAR has signed a supply agreement with BMW i to provide BMW
i3 batteries for the DANNAR Mobile Power Station, the revolutionary,
heavy-duty electric vehicle for infrastructure maintenance and disaster

DANNAR is leading the conversion of advanced automotive battery technologies
into off-road applications with the Mobile Power Station (MPS). This
platform is purpose-built to provide zero emission utility for cities,
counties, and states responsible for rebuilding a nation’s infrastructure.
It can be outfitted with multiple seasonal configurations, making it more
cost-effective to operate, while providing more work value than traditional
diesel equipment such as tractors, skid steers, and wheel loaders.

The MPS can carry multiple BMW i3 battery packs on-board its steel ladder
frame and 40,000-pound rated axles. Custom configurations of multiple BMW
batteries provide appropriate clean energy for single-day or multiple-day
work requirements. Its two-way charger and inverter allows for emergency
export power from the battery system for large buildings or neighborhoods.
It is outfitted with a full Parker Hannifin hydraulic tool and attachment
system and optional DANNAR work arms that can be equipped with any CAT or
Bobcat attachments.

    “We are very proud and excited to make this partnership announcement
with BMW,” said Gary Dannar, founder and CEO of DANNAR. “This multi-year
agreement is a culmination of our company working diligently to partner with
the most respected suppliers. The BMW i3 pack is the gold standard of
lithium-ion technologies, and we are excited to bring that technology to the

The high-voltage batteries used in the BMW i3 feature eight modules, each
containing 12 cells and developed in-house by the BMW Group. The packs are
currently delivered to DANNAR’s Indiana assembly facility from BMW’s plant
in Dingolfing, Germany.

BMW i and DANNAR have been working together on development of the MPS with
i3 batteries for more than a year. DANNAR also has partnerships in place
with other tier one suppliers, including Parker Hannifin (mobile hydraulic
system), UQM Technologies (HD950T traction motor), and Cummins (optional
tier 4 generator).

“The MPS is designed with off-the-shelf, top-of-the-line components, making
it the first zero emission off-road configuration designed to carry this
much energy and utility,” Dannar said. “These partnerships are vital
components to our success moving forward. It is an exciting time to be part
of the electrification of vehicles and equipment.”

The MPS will make its public launch at the Public Works Expo in Orlando,
Florida on August 27-30. The machine is available for order on the GSA
schedule or at

ABOUT DANNAR ... ... an OEM manufacturer of a
purpose-built, off-road electric vehicle and energy platform for
governmental fleets. Located in Muncie, Indiana, and San Clemente,
California ...
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