Bollinger, an American startup known for its B1 and B2 models (a 100% electric SUV and pick-up that will hit the market at the end of 2021), has just presented its third vehicle: the Deliver-E. A delivery van that Bollinger wants to bring into production with the help of an external partner.
Bollinger’s goal is to start manufacturing the Deliver-E by 2022. According to the press release, the van will be available with various battery packs: 70 kWh, 105 kWh, 140 kWh, 175 kWh, and 210 kWh. This vast offering will allow Bollinger to adapt its model to the needs of a wide spectrum of clients.
As is familiar with these types of vehicles, the Bollinger Deliver-E can be ordered in various lengths. It is confirmed that the model will be front-wheel drive, although curiously, in the images published by the company, you can see that the front axle will be much narrower than the rear. What is the reason for this peculiarity? According to some media, this could respond to aerodynamic criteria.
The van may use the Bollinger E-Chassis, the electric platform used in the B1 and B2. However, this seems unlikely, as this architecture was designed for off-road vehicles (unlike the Deliver-E, the B1 and B2 have all-wheel drive thanks to an electric motor on each axle), with its load capacity use limited to 2,268 kg.
Some media have criticized Bollinger for releasing the first previews of its third model after having to delay the launch of the first two on several occasions; however, this is a strategy increasingly used by startups dedicated to the manufacturing of electric cars, which thus manage to maintain the interest of the public and investors while continuing to advance their developments.
However, in some cases, these presentations do not correspond to actual developments. This is the case of the Karma firm, which after revealing numerous news in a short period, was accused of not having real projects after said announcements, being all a marketing maneuver to capture investors’ interest and thus be able to continue with its operations. Will this be the case with the Bollinger Deliver-E? The debate is on.