Bollinger announces new skateboard platforms for Class 3, 4 and 5 commercial EVs

Bollinger Motors has taken a different path than most EV startups. Its Class 3 Bollinger B1 SUV, which debuted in 2017, was designed as “a no-nonsense back-to-basics all-electric sport utility truck.” Now the company plans to add Class 4 and 5 electric platforms to its lineup.

“We started from day one working on Class 3 all-electric trucks,” says CEO and founder Robert Bollinger. “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’s Chass-E platforms are electric skateboards designed to power commercial vehicles, including chassis cabs, last-mile delivery vans, freight trucks, bucket trucks, airport tugs and autonomous vehicles. Maximum payload is 8,000 lbs for the Chass-E-3 platform, 9,000 lbs for the Chass-E-4, and 11,500 for the Chass-E-5. All three platforms use Bollinger’s own 700-volt battery packs, which are available in 140, 210, and 280 kWh sizes.

“The variety of battery packs available to all three vehicle-class sizes means that the end customers can choose the payload, wheelbase, price point and range targets that best suit their fleet,” says Commercial Sales Director Frank Jenkins.

The new all-electric truck platforms are powered by solid rear-axle E-Drives.

“Solid rear axles are the cornerstone for commercial fleets. They are stronger and more durable than alternative ways to electrify trucks,” says Chief Engineer David Cripps. “It’s the most efficient way to switch to electrification, while keeping what works best for commercial.”

Source: Bollinger Motors