Breaking the EV Voodoo

    Our lives are defined by a lot of things, but most notably, it is defined by how well we embrace change. You see, if we are reluctant about accepting change, we basically set ourselves for missing out on a lot. As opposed to that, every time we are effortless in terms of adjusting to a new environment, we get a step closer to some transformational results. This dynamic has showed up on the surface quite a few times throughout our history, and one of its notable appearances came when we brought technology into the fold. Given the radical nature of it, the creation did pose some complications at the start, but as soon as we got those first few breakthroughs, the situation changed rather dramatically. Before we knew, technology was running the whole show. However, even after scaling up to such a high stature, the creation will continue to find new ways for making our experience a wee bit better. In fact, a recent development around the automotive block should only help this cause.

    It’s been a while since Bollinger Motors revealed the intention to launch an EV delivery van, but the company has now taken a big towards it by agreeing a manufacturing deal with Roush. According to certain reports, the van is going to be built on a variable vehicle platform that allows for multiple battery sizes, such as 70kWh, 105kWh, 140kWh, 175kWh, and 210kWh. Beyond that, from the details we have so far, the front-wheel-drive platform will be engineered to fit Classes 2B, 3, 4, and 5. Talk about how the deal will function in a more actionable sense, Bollinger “will source and provide all materials for Roush to assemble its all-electric vehicle platforms and chassis cabs in a fully staffed, operational, and scalable facility in Livonia, Michigan.”

    While partnering with a seasoned automotive player helps Bollinger in mustering up some much needed manufacturing prowess, it will also do a lot in rehabilitating the company’s image among the automotive enthusiasts. Having arrived on the scene with two promising electric truck prototypes, the four-door B1 and B2, Bollinger would unfortunately form a reputation of pushing deadlines, causing people to question its credibility. This doubt was only accentuated when the company abandoned electric trucks altogether in the favor of pushing EV delivery vans. However, a timely partnership here can very well get Bollinger back on track.

    “We will be building state-of-the-art vehicles from day one right here in Michigan,” said Robert Bollinger, founder and CEO of Bollinger Motors. “Roush has significant engineering and assembly history, and we’re excited to work with them to provide our commercial fleet customers with exceptional electric vehicles.”

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