The video gives a closer look at the all-aluminium chassis and, specifically, the full independent suspension with gear reduction portal hubs.
Also shown is the complex electronics systems that will control the power and motors. The Bollinger electric truck will use two electric motors in its powertrain, one for each of the front and rear axles. “We utilised the area between the chassis rails – below the driver and passenger – to house our battery storage system, and located the high voltage electronics in the centre of the chassis below the floor level,” said Karl Hacken, Bollinger Motors’ Chief Engineer. “This gives the vehicle a very low centre of gravity, which makes for unmatched on- and off-road stability.”
Separate motors have the potential to deliver effortless torque to the axle that can make the most of the available traction for off-road use.
With its 394mm of ground clearance, 254mm of suspension travel, and approach and departures angles of 56 and 53 degrees respectively, the Bollinger 4x4 promises to be the most capable full-electric off-road vehicle we have seen to date.
“This chassis will be the foundation for our advanced all-wheel-drive system and our all-electric powertrain, which will combine to produce best-in-class horsepower, torque and ground clearance,” said Robert Bollinger, the company’s founder and CEO. “We are pushing the truck category forward and have improved on what is currently available in the marketplace today to make a world-class vehicle that can go anywhere and do anything.”