Ferndale’s Bollinger Motors today announced it plans to produce and sell its all-electric B2 Chassis Cab. The company says its B2CC is the world’s first and only Class 3 all-electric chassis-cab truck platform.
The vehicle is expected to be made available to commercial outfitters in late 2021 in both full cab and cutaway-cab variants.
“The Bollinger B2 Chassis Cab’s unique features — including the 5,000-lb. payload and large energy source to power tools — make it perfect for businesses, small and large,” says Robert Bollinger, founder and CEO of Bollinger Motors.
“Commercial fleets will be able to reduce their overall cost of operation while buying a truck designed, engineered, and built in the USA. The B2CC is an ideal option for municipalities, parks services, emergency response vehicles, airports, construction, landscaping, electricians, plumbers, security, non-tactical military, and more.”
The truck will be built on the patent-pending Bollinger Motors E-Chassis all-wheel drive base that underpins the Bollinger B1 Sport Utility Truck and the B2 Pickup. It will be available in both two- and four-door cabs and on multiple wheelbase lengths.
Other features include a passthrough for storage of long items, a 120 kWh battery pack, all-terrain capabilities, dual motor, portal gear hubs, low center of gravity, hydraulic anti-lock power brakes, electronic traction control, electronic stability control, hydraulic power steering, hydro-pneumatic self-leveling suspension, independent front and rear suspension, 10 kw on-board charger/inverter, complete power system controls that are configurable to the given vehicle application, and an integrated thermal-management system.
Bollinger filed the provisional patent application for all-electric Class 3 vehicles on Nov. 18.
The company was founded in 2015. Its first prototype, the two-door B1, unveiled in 2017, is displayed at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.
Written by Grace Turner for dBusiness magazine.