When Robert Bollinger founded Bollinger Motors in 2015, he did not follow the typical EV startup formula. There were no former Tesla executives and no deep-pocketed Chinese investors, and the strategy was not to build a luxury sedan, but rather a rough-and-ready electric work truck. With a no-nonsense design, powerful specs and a $125,000 price tag, Bollinger’s B1 Sport Utility Truck and B2 Pickup Truck are clearly not aimed at the mass market, but at truck connoisseurs.
Now the company appears to be exploring a very different target market. Bollinger’s DELIVER-E concept is “an electric van perfectly suited to the delivery market.”
“We took our extensive Class 3 electrification knowledge and applied it to the delivery sector,” said CEO Robert Bollinger. “Our DELIVER-E van gives commercial fleets the power to go green and save on ownership costs, while neighborhoods will benefit from a reduction in air and noise pollution.”
The front-wheel drive, all-electric DELIVER-E platform will be engineered to fit Classes 2B, 3, 4, and 5. A wide selection of battery packs will be available, including 70, 105, 140, 175, and 210 kWh options. There will also be variable wheelbase lengths. The idea is to offer fleet customers “a wide array of mileage range and price options to fit their specific needs.”
DELIVER-E shares its major components—motors, battery, inverters and gearboxes—with the existing Bollinger lineup, but is based on a new platform designed specifically for delivery vans.
Bollinger says it will work with an unnamed manufacturing partner to build the DELIVER-E vans and trucks in the US. Production is scheduled to begin in 2022.
Source: Bollinger Motors