Bollinger Motors on Tuesday announced the start of its design validation pilot builds of its all-electric Class 4 commercial truck.
The first completed B4s are expected to roll out of a Livonia, Michigan, Roush facility at the end of the summer. Another 15 vehicles are expected by the end of the third quarter.
"Bollinger Motors has over eight years of experience in developing, producing and testing all-electric trucks," says CEO Robert Bollinger. "I'm excited to see our hard work come together in the B4 and to keep hitting our milestones."
Bollinger will offer invitation-only demonstrations of the initial pilot builds starting Sept. 12-22 at Mcity, a demonstration and testing facility at the University of Michigan North Campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. For that event, Bollinger engaged upfitting partners to prepare the chassis cabs for a variety of options to meet the needs of potential fleet customers.
"Our Class 4 Bollinger B4 truck was purpose-built for fleets and it gives them unlimited upfit options," says Jim Connelly, Bollinger's chief revenue officer. "Our nationwide service network will be announced soon."
The B4 is eligible nationwide for a federal purchasing incentive of 30% of the cost of the vehicle, up to a total of $40,000, through the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Deliveries of the B4 are expected to begin July 2024.