Bollinger Motors (profiled in the May/June 2018 issue of Charged) is building a “no-nonsense back-to-basics all-electric sport utility truck” that fills a gap in the current EV market. The Bollinger B1 is built for the farm or the job site, a rugged work truck designed to haul large, heavy objects.
As Bollinger moves through the final stages of developing the B1, it has unveiled a preview of a new vehicle design: the B2 Pickup truck.
Both trucks sport dual motors, all-wheel drive, hydropneumatic suspension, in-wheel portal gear hubs, a 120 kWh battery pack, large front trunk space, and patented pass-through doors for transporting long items.
Like the B1, the B2 will be a Class 3 work truck (10,001 gross vehicle weight rating) with a hauling capability of 5,000 pounds. Storage capacity is central to its design. The Pickup’s bed is 4 ft 1 in wide by 5 ft 9 in long. With the internal cab tailgate down, the truck can carry up to 72 4×8 sheets of plywood. The rear glass also opens up, allowing storage to the top of the cab.
“The new B2 incorporates everything that we’ve learned in making the B1, and takes it in an exciting new direction,” says company founder Robert Bollinger. “It’s always been the plan to have both the B1 and B2 start off our line-up. Now that we have so much incredible data from testing our B1 prototype, we can put all of that engineering knowledge into our final four-door B1 and B2 vehicles. It’s the Pickup I always wanted and something crazy better than what’s available on the market today.”
Bollinger Motors is currently taking reservations for the B1 and B2 on its web site with no money down.
Source: Bollinger Motors