Bollinger electric truck chassis commences at $55,000, batteries vary up to 402 kwh

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Michigan-based mostly Bollinger Motors has unveiled setting up charges for its Chass-E and Chass-E Taxi designs that could be the basis for a extensive array of major-duty vans, like industrial and governing administration uses. 

Coinciding with a presentation from CEO Robert Bollinger at “Work Truck 7 days,” an event from the Countrywide Truck Equipment Affiliation (NTEA), the Chass-E Taxi will start at $70,000 in rear-wheel-push variety or $100,000 in all-wheel-push form. Chass-E types will price tag $55,000 with rear-wheel travel or $80,000 with all-wheel travel.

Both of those rear-wheel-drive styles can be created twin-rear-wheel models—“duallies”—for $2,500 more. 

Bollinger B2 chassis taxi

Bollinger B2 chassis cab

Bollinger B2 chassis taxi

Bollinger B2 chassis cab

Bollinger B2 chassis taxi

Bollinger is on the lookout for its Chass-E to be utilized in anything from package cars and airport tugs to crisis vehicles, even though the B2 Chassis Taxi might be made use of for tow vehicles, ambulances, and fireplace rescue. And, of course, it’s what underpins its B1 SUV and B2 pickup. 

“There’s almost nothing on the market place, or in enhancement, like our All-Electric powered Course 3 perform trucks,” claimed Bollinger. 

Underpinning the vehicles will be Bollinger’s have body and its have battery pack layout. Propulsion units healthy on a different cradle, permitting many variances in power or gearing even though the frame can be the exact same across all vans. 

It delivers a hydro-pneumatic suspension, and is capable of hauling a 5,000-pound payload. And though the vehicles are Course 3, this means they are not essential to comply with the identical basic safety requirements as passenger motor vehicles, they incorporate standard anti-lock brakes and balance control. 

A lot more about the battery pack

The Chass-E includes a 105-kwh or 140-kwh battery pack and 15-kw “export power.” Bollinger has suggested—today and in the past—that the priority is sustained energy output fairly than array, while the assortment is anticipated to roll in at 200 miles or far more for several versions.

Bollinger energy density vs. power density

Bollinger electricity density vs. ability density

He referred to its proprietary battery pack, initial in-depth very last slide, as the “diesel version” of an EV pack, with significant sustained energy output. The fairly T-shaped pack (flat in the 105-kwh or 140-kwh configurations) is 350-volt or 700-volt compatible, and rapidly-prices to CCS benchmarks.

Bollinger battery packs

Bollinger battery packs

It’s crafted with 35-kwh “strings” of 16 modules each—obtained from a “Tier 1 supplier”—assembled in collection or parallel to receive a 350V or 700V structure. Using a mixture of these packs within and exterior body rails, Class 6 or 7 trucks could carry 402 kwh of power potential, according to Bollinger. 

Bollinger Class 6-7 battery layout

Bollinger Class 6-7 battery layout

The organization is also doing the job on setting up a collection of body-suspended substantial-voltage factors for the battery, the hydraulic steering, and for air brakes. 

Bollinger even now ideas to use deal manufacturers to establish the vehicles, despite the fact that it has not nevertheless announced all those companions. Deliveries of the B1, B2, and all the Chass-E versions are thanks to start off in 2022. 

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