Bollinger Motors, which recently became a majority owned company of Mullen Automotive, Inc., announced it has teamed up with Wabash, a leading truck body and trailer manufacturer, to develop a stronger, lighter, refrigerated truck body on electric chassis.
Wabash has developed a lightweight composite technology called EcoNex™ Technology. Designed for use in truck bodies and trailers, it will seamlessly integrate with Bollinger’s Class 4 electric chassis cab. Wabash manufactures its EcoNex Technology from composite material that is more durable, lighter, and thermally efficient than other commercial products.
‘GREENING UP’ THE JOURNEY
The companies’ joint offering includes:
- Weight savings due to Wabash’s lightweight EcoNex composite technology
- Electrification of customer fleets using 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, VP new business development at 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,” says Robert Bollinger, founder and CEO of Bollinger Motors, who was inspired to start the company while he owned a farm in upstate New York. “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.”
On Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Bollinger Motors become a majority owned EV truck company of Mullen Automotive, Inc. This is Mullen’s first EV acquisition. It propels the company into the medium-duty truck Classes 3-6, along with the B1 and B2 sport utility trucks. Bollinger Motors is led by founder and CEO, Robert Bollinger, out of its Oak Park, Michigan headquarters.