Bollinger is embarking on the commercial electric vehicle journey by developing and piloting walk-in vans for Con Edison

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Bollinger Motors made an appearance alongside energy company Con Edison at the New York International Auto Show, displaying its ill-fated B2 pickup. However, following recent news of its pivot to commercial electric vehicles, Bollinger has announced that it will be developing a prototype Class 3 minivan for Con Edison.

Bollinger Motors is an American startup founded in New York in 2014, focused on creating full-size electric vehicles for consumers. Company founder Robert Bollinger moved the company to Michigan in 2018 after launching his first model, the Bollinger B1.

This was soon followed by a pickup version called the B2, which was quickly upgraded to production design models unveiled in late 2020. From then on, Bollinger began taking reservations and announced that official sales and production of the B1 and B2 would begin in 2021.

However, last January, Bollinger Motors announced that it was pivoting its entire business strategy, moving away from B1 and B2 passenger electric vehicles to instead developing commercial trucks and fleets.

After an appearance at the New York International Auto Show this week, Bollinger is returning to its Big Apple roots with energy giant Con Edison as VE’s first potential commercial customer.

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Bollinger to test electric (electric) vans for Con Edison

Although its focus has since shifted to commercial electric vehicles, Bollinger still has its Class 3 B2 pickup on display at Con Edison at the New York International Auto Show this week, according to a Press release of Bollinger Motors.

Cohabiting the auto show is a public demonstration of Bollinger Motors’ growing relationship with New York Con Edison, especially as the energy company has pledged to electrify 80% of its fleet of light-duty vehicles. by 2030 and 100% by 2035. As part of the press release, Robert Bollinger, Founder and CEO of Bollinger Motors, spoke of the blossoming relationship:

We are committed to providing revolutionary all-electric vehicles to fleet customers. I look forward to supporting innovative companies like New York Con Edison and growing our relationships with them as they seek to lead by example in pursuit of their sustainability goals.

According to Bollinger, this “support” for Con Edison will include Class 3 vans, as the energy company has contracted the US electric vehicle maker to develop the prototype vans for an initial pilot program.

Should Bollinger electrified vans become viable means of transportation, Con Edison tentatively plans to integrate them into its fleet by 2024. This could also include additional applications using Bollinger’s commercial chassis to also integrate Class 3 electric vehicles into 6 in Con Edison’s fleet. .

Neither party has shared specs, timelines or additional images yet, but seeing commercial electric vehicles from Bollinger rolling around in the city it started in would bring the automaker full circle on its journey.

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