Michigan-based EV start-up Bollinger Motors has unveiled its Deliver-E concept, which as the name suggests, is an all-electric van tailor-made for the delivery market.
Founded in 2015, Bollinger has been developing a simple yet versatile electric truck platform and has so far unveiled its Hummer-like Bollinger B1 and B2 utility trucks and its B2 Chassis Cab pickup/ute.
The company has yet to actually deliver on any of its vehicles, with several delays hampering delivery, and with price tags of around $US125,000 (around $A180,000), Bollinger may have a hard time of it.
Regardless, the company is moving ahead with its own plans, and last week unveiled its Deliver-E, an all-electric delivery van concept with front-wheel drive and a Total Cost of Ownership the company boasts “is significantly lower than gas and diesel versions on the road today.”
“We took our extensive Class 3 electrification knowledge and applied it to the delivery sector,” said Robert Bollinger, CEO of Bollinger Motors. “Our Deliver-E van gives commercial fleets the power to go green and save on ownership costs, while neighbourhoods will benefit from a reduction in air and noise pollution.”
The front-wheel drive, all-electric Deliver-E will be engineered to fit Classes 2B, 3, 4, and 5, and the company hopes to bring its boast of “significantly lower” prices to each class of vehicle.
Some of the features of the prototype delivery van include the lowest step-in height within the industry of only 18-inches, or 46-centimetres, a fully flat cargo floor and minimal wheel wells, and an aerodynamic body which the company believes will help “provide exemplary mileage and the most outward visibility of any cargo van or truck.”
Its all-electric features include a range of available battery packs including 70, 105, 140, 175, and 210kWh and all vans and trucks will come with fast DC charging rates and universal charge ports.
Joshua S. Hill is a Melbourne-based journalist who has been writing about climate change, clean technology, and electric vehicles for over 15 years. He has been reporting on electric vehicles and clean technologies for Renew Economy and The Driven since 2012. His preferred mode of transport is his feet.