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Bollinger’s electric truck enters design validation phase

Potential fleet customers had their first hands-on time with “fully production-intent” Bollinger B4 all-electric Class 4 chassis cab trucks during a recent ride-and-drive event. “All of the components, all of the wiring, all of the software and the manner in which the truck is being manufactured is production-intent,” Robert Bollinger, CEO and founder of Bollinger Motors, said in an interview with SAE Media.

The Oak Park, Michigan-based electric truck manufacturer chose the Mcity Test Facility, a 32-acre site on the University of Michigan’s North Campus in Ann Arbor, for the B4 test drive. Potential customers, Bollinger Motors employees and media attended the event that unfolded in waves over 10 days in September 2023. “Our manufacturing partner, Roush Industries, has produced 20 design-verification B4 vehicles. Five of the vehicles are for marketing purposes and 15 will be used for testing,” Bollinger said, adding that the B4 is slated to enter full production in the second quarter of 2024.