Bollinger plan to build Class 4 and Class 5 electric commercial vehicles
US electric carmaker plans offer platforms for a wide variety of commercial applications
Bollinger Motors have announced that it plans to sell all-electric commercial trucks in Class 4 and Class 5 categories. Bollinger Motors are a start-up that originally launched with an electric sports utility vehicle (SUV), the Bollinger B1, an electric pick-up, the Bollinger B2, and an electric van.
The company is rapidly expanding its line-up that’s based on its adjustable platform. Bollinger says their Class-E platforms are designed to power a wide variety of commercial vehicles.
These vehicles include airport tugs, bucket trucks, chassis cabs, food delivery vehicles, freight trucks, last-mile delivery vans, tipper trucks and are looking into autonomous vehicles for the future.
Robert Bollinger, Bollinger CEO, said: “We started from day one working on Class 3 all-electric trucks. Now we’re proud to take that hard work and provide electric-chassis solutions for OEMs and commercial customers in Classes 3, 4 and 5 where large payloads, sufficient range and long-life durability are practically mandatory.”
Bollinger will offer a variety of battery packs in all three vehicle-class sizes. Plus, they will allow customers to choose the payload, wheelbase, price point and range targets that will best suit their fleet.
Production of the B1 pick-up and B2 truck was expected to start later this year but this looks likely to roll over into 2022. With these larger vehicles only recently being announced no production time has been released as yet.
It’s good to see Bollinger offering a wide variety of all-electric commercial vehicles. Hopefully, this will help companies make the move to zero-emissions vehicles in their fleets sooner.
David Cripps, chief engineer, said: “Solid rear axles are the cornerstone for commercial fleets. They are stronger and more durable than alternative ways to electrify trucks. It’s the most efficient way to switch to electrification, while keeping what works best for commercial.”