Bollinger B4 chassis cabs are America's latest emergency rescue vehicles

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Bollinger B4 chassis cab emergency vehicle
Bollinger Motors' new B4 chassis cab will soon see duty as fire and rescue vehicles following Spencer Manufacturing's decision to purchase five examples of the all-electric vehicle.
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Bollinger Motors' battery-electric B4 chassis cab is America's newest fire and rescue vehicle. The Michigan-based all-electric truck manufacturer has announced that fellow Wolverine state company Spencer Manufacturing, a specialty upfitter of rescue vehicles and fire trucks, has agreed to purchase five B4s for emergency rescue truck duties. 

“We are excited to work with Spencer Manufacturing to use the Bollinger B4 to keep communities safe,” said Jim Connelly, chief revenue officer for Bollinger Motors. “Durability, reliability and outstanding performance are critical for public safety vehicles, and we are proud that Spencer Manufacturing is putting its trust in the Bollinger B4.”

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Spencer Manufacturing is expected to take delivery of the vehicles in the second half of this year. The company's upgraded emergency vehicles, which all come with a lifetime warranty on the substructure, body, and tank, utilize a patented Solid-Poly process that is corrosion free as well as high impact and impact resistant. 

“We are impressed by the overall engineering of the Bollinger B4 and confident it will make an excellent emergency services vehicle,” said Grant Spencer, president of Spencer Manufacturing. “Our agreement with Bollinger Motors is another example of how we can provide unique and innovative emergency vehicle solutions to our customers.”

Last month, Bollinger confirmed that the B4 has received the EPA's Certificate of Conformity, meaning it meets all of the government agency's emissions requirements. This significant milestone paves the way for series production to get underway. 

The company previously revealed that Syncron Warranty will be its warranty provider. Bollinger has also earned IRS approval as a "qualified manufacturer" for clean vehicle credits under 2022's Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

Bollinger has already announced larger sales agreements with Momentum Groups and EnviroCharge. Earlier this year, the OEM confirmed that LaFontaine Auto Group, Nacarato Truck Centers, and Nuss Truck & Equipment have signed on as dealers and service centers. 

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Jay Traugott has covered the automotive and transportation sector for over a decade and now serves as Senior Editor for Clean Trucking. He holds a drifting license and has driven on some of the world's best race tracks, including the Nurburgring and Spa. He lives near Boulder, Colorado, and spends his free time snowboarding, climbing, and hiking. He can be reached at [email protected].

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