Bollinger Motors, the company known for its B1 and B2 models – the electric SUV and pickup truck – has unveiled its new DELIVER-E all-electric delivery van concept.
Currently, the electric vans are in high demand in the American market and are bought by large organizations such as UPS or Amazon. Amazon recently ordered 100,000 electric vans from Rivian, and UPS – 10,000 of the same vehicles from the British startup Arrival.
Bollinger also wants to take advantage of the situation and presented a draft of its own electric van. While it’s a concept at the moment, Michigan-based EV startup absolutely plans to make it a reality in a multitude of body styles with various battery options.
The all-electric DELIVER-E platform will be available in a range of sizes and variable wheelbases to fit a variety of vehicle classes, including Class 2B, Class 3, Class 4, and Class 5. DELIVER-E offers the lowest step-in height in the industry, at just 18-inch.
Besides, the delivery van will be offered with a wide range of tools necessary for delivery workers, as well as a wide selection of battery packs, including 70, 105, 140, 175, and 210 kWh. The fully flat cargo floor has minimal wheel wells to deal with, allowing the most cargo space available. And the aerodynamic body helps provide exemplary mileage and the most outward visibility of any cargo van or truck.
Moreover, all DELIVER-E vans and trucks will come with universal charge ports compatible with fast DC charging rates up to 100kW to allow ease of use and incorporation into any industry. And according to the company, the ownership cost within each class will be significantly lower than gas and diesel versions on the road today.
The DELIVER-E employs the same major components – including motors, battery, inverters, and gearboxes – like the rest of the Bollinger Motors lineup, that has a 10-year warranty. Production of the van is slated to begin in 2022 with a manufacturing partner.