Bollinger commercial EVs to use batteries from Michigan’s ONE

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    Bollinger Motors will supply battery packs for its industrial EVs from Michigan-based startup Our Subsequent Power (ONE), Bollinger introduced Thursday in a press launch.

    Bollinger plans to make use of ONE’s Aries line, which consists of cell-to-pack expertise and a modular design that permits for linking a number of packs collectively, as an obvious alternative for the modular proprietary pack that Bollinger revealed in 2021.

    “Halting growth of our batteries in-house and teaming up with ONE is a win-win in each technological development and manufacturing logistics,” Bryan Chambers, COO of Bollinger Motors, mentioned in a press release. “We have not solely superior the standard of our product, however moved our fleet supply dates nearer.”

    Bollinger B2 chassis cab

    Bollinger B2 chassis cab

    Bollinger now anticipates beginning manufacturing in late 2023 with a Class 4 chassis cab that may be configured with one or two packs. That might be adopted by a Class 5 platform for walk-in van upfits. The corporate additionally plans to supply Class 6 autos, seemingly after the Class 4 and Class 5 fashions launch.

    The rollout has been delayed considerably, as Bollinger mentioned in March 2021 that it will ship its first autos in 2022. At the moment, Bollinger additionally mentioned that its chassis cabs will begin at $55,000 and provide battery packs as much as 402 kwh. A few of which may even be topic to alter with Bollinger’s current sale to Mullen Automotive.

    Bollinger B2 chassis cab

    Bollinger B2 chassis cab

    Both means, Bollinger’s EVs is likely to be eligible for the beneficiant incentives provided on industrial vans by means of the Inflation Discount Act (IRA). It features a credit score of as much as $7,500 for industrial autos with a gross car weight ranking (GVWR) of lower than 14,000 kilos, and a credit score of as much as $40,000 for bigger autos like semi vans and rubbish vans.

    In the meantime, ONE additionally plans to display a mixed-chemistry pack that would propel a BMW iX to a 600-mile vary. That tech known as Gemini and can arrive in 2026, the corporate says, making the most of an anode-free chemistry together with LFP cells.

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