Bollinger kicks off venture into commercial EVs by developing and piloting walk-in vans for Con Edison

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Bollinger Motors made an quality alongside vigor institution Con Edison astatine the New York International Auto Show, displaying its ill-fated B2 pickup. However, pursuing caller quality of its pivot to commercialized EVs, Bollinger shared that it volition make a Class 3 walk-in van prototype for Con Edison.

Bollinger Motors is an American startup founded successful New York City successful 2014, focused connected creating full-size EVs for consumers. Company laminitis Robert Bollinger moved the institution to Michigan successful 2018 pursuing the debut of its archetypal model, the Bollinger B1.

This was soon followed by a pickup mentation called the B2, which was soon upgraded to production-intent plan models unveiled successful precocious 2020. From that point, Bollinger began taking reservations and announced authoritative income and accumulation of the B1 and B2 would statesman successful 2021.

This past January however, Bollinger Motors announced it was pivoting its full business strategy, abandoning the B1 and B2 rider EVs to make commercialized trucks and fleets instead.

Following an quality astatine the New York International Auto Show this week, Bollinger is going backmost to its roots successful the large pome with vigor behemoth Con Edison arsenic its archetypal imaginable commercialized EV customer.

Bollinger to trial retired electrical (electrical) vans for Con Edison

Although its absorption has since shifted to commercialized EVs, Bollinger inactive has its Class 3 B2 pickup connected show astatine the Con Edison show astatine the New York International Auto Show this week, according to a press release from Bollinger Motors.

Cohabiting the car amusement is simply a nationalist show of Bollinger Motors’ increasing narration with New York Con Edison, particularly arsenic the vigor institution has committed to electrifying 80% of its light-duty fleet by 2030 and 100% by 2035. As portion of the property release, Robert Bollinger, laminitis and CEO of Bollinger Motors, spoke to the blossoming relationship:

We are committed to providing revolutionary all-electric vehicles for fleet customers. I look guardant to supporting innovative companies similar New York Con Edison and increasing our narration with them arsenic they question to pb by illustration successful pursuit of their sustainability objectives.

According to Bollinger, that “support” for Con Edison volition see Class 3 walk-in vans arsenic the vigor institution has enlisted the American EV automaker to make the prototype vans for an archetypal aviator program.

Should the electrified Bollinger vans go viable means of operator transportation, Con Edison is tentatively readying to integrate them into its fleet by 2024. This could besides see further applications utilizing Bollinger’s commercialized chassis to integrate Class 3–6 electrical vehicles into Con Edison’s fleet arsenic well.

Neither enactment has shared immoderate further specs, timelines, oregon images astatine this time, but seeing Bollinger commercialized EVs driving astir the metropolis it started successful would bring the automaker afloat ellipse successful its journey.

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