Bollinger Motors announced Thursday it has teamed up with Wabash to develop a stronger, lighter, refrigerated truck body on electric chassis.
Wabash has developed a lightweight composite technology, EcoNex Technology, for use in truck bodies and trailers that will seamlessly integrate with Bollinger's Class 4 electric chassis cab, the companies say. Wabash's EcoNex Technology is made from composite material that is more durable, lighter, and more thermally efficient than other commercial products.
Together, the companies say their unique offering includes:
- Weight savings due to Wabash's lightweight EcoNex composite technology
- Electrification of customer fleets utilizing Bollinger's all-electric chassis cab
- Increased total payload capacity due to lower overall truck weight
- Breakthrough improvement in thermal efficiency compared to conventional design
- Overall cost savings due to weight savings and thermal efficiency
"Wabash's EcoNex composite technology reduces the amount of electricity needed to maintain cold temperatures," says Mark Ehrlich, vice president, new business development, Wabash. "The all-electric truck we're developing with Bollinger Motors will be highly efficient with more uptime and less charging compared to conventional construction."
"I'm excited to help 'green up' the journey from farm to table," adds Robert Bollinger, founder and CEO, Bollinger Motors. "We're confident Wabash's expertise in commercial transportation, combined with Bollinger's leadership in Class 4 electrification, will deliver a superior product for customers looking to reduce their carbon footprints."