Bollinger Motors, which recently became a majority owned company of Mullen Automotive (earlier post), is partnering 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 molded structural composite technology—EcoNex—for use in truck bodies and trailers that will integrate with Bollinger’s Class 4 electric chassis cab. EcoNex is made with high-efficiency foam core, encapsulated in a polymer fiber-reinforced shell and protective gel coat.
Econex can boost thermal performance by up to 30%, while its lightweight properties reduce weight by up to 20%. The structural strength eliminates need for metal or wood.
The companies’ offering includes:
Weight savings due to Wabash’s lightweight EcoNex composite technology.
Electrification of customer fleets utilizing Bollinger’s all-electric chassis cab.
Increased total payload capacity due to lower overall truck weight.
Improvement in thermal efficiency compared to conventional design.
Overall cost savings due to weight savings and thermal efficiency.