Bollinger Motors in Oak Park today announced it has developed class 4 and class 5 electric platforms, adding to its existing development in class 3 commercial electric vehicle engineering.
The full range of Chass-E platforms have been developed over more than six years, starting with the Bollinger B1 SUV, which debuted in 2017. The Chass-E-3 offers up to 8,000 pounds of payload, the Chass-E-4 bumps that number to 9,000 pounds, and the Chass-E-5 up to 11,500 pounds.
“We started from day one working on Class 3 all-electric trucks. We’ve proven our chops over the years with multiple prototypes, and our own battery development,” says Robert Bollinger, CEO and founder of 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.”
All three platforms pull energy from the patent-pending Bollinger Motors 700-volt battery pack, available in 140-, 210-, and 280-kilowatt hour sizes. The all-electric truck platforms are powered by solid rear axle E-Drives engineered for long-life commercial use.
“Solid rear axles are the cornerstone for commercial fleets. They are stronger and more durable than alternative ways to electrify trucks,” says David Cripps, chief engineer at Bollinger. “It’s the most efficient way to switch to electrification, while keeping what works best for commercial.”
The Chass-E platform works with several different commercial vehicles, including chassis cabs, last-mile delivery vans, freight trucks, bucket trucks, airport tugs, autonomous vehicles, and more.
“We’re excited to broaden our expertise in Class 3 engineering to include Class 4 and 5,” says Bollinger. “Our full range of hard-working trucks will give customers a ton of options.”