Despite being busy developing its B2 electric pickup truck, US-based Bollinger has found the time to design its Deliver-E all-electric delivery van concept.
Whilst the B2 pickup truck has been designed with the use of nothing but a ruler and a pencil, Bollinger has gone to the opposite extreme with the Deliver-E and ensured there’s barely a straight line anywhere on the vehicle.
“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 van promises a load floor height of just 45cm, with multiple lengths to accommodate varying customer demands. The Deliver-E platform will be engineered to meet the requirements of Class 2B (3,856–4,536kg trucks such as the Ford F-250), 3 (4,536–6,350kg, GMC Sierra 3500), 4 (6,351–7,257kg, Ram 4500), and 5 (7,258–8,845kg, Ford F-550).
Each will also be available with a choice of battery packs, from 70 to 210kWh, allowing for cheaper city-centric models or vehicles able to cover more significant distances. Bollinger promises that the total cost of ownership of any model will be ‘significantly’ lower than equivalent diesel-powered models on the road today.
Whilst all the technology, including motors, batteries, inverters and gearboxes, is shared across other Bollinger models, the Deliver-E is based on a new platform created to meet the commercial user’s needs.
Like many of the new breed of high-tech automotive startups, Bollinger will partner with a manufacturer to produce and deliver the Deliver-E van, with production expected to start in 2022.