Last year, Bollinger Motors revealed its electric B1 Sport Utility Truck (SUT), a “no nonsense back-to-basics” vehicle with a rugged frame and minimal styling.
Now the company, which says it is “ramping up B1 production in earnest,” has released a short video that follows the 20-month process of designing and building the prototype.
Company founder Robert Bollinger has been a car guy since childhood. When he finally got the chance to design his own vehicle, making it electric was a no-brainer.
The Bollinger B1 has an all-aluminum chassis and body, a dual-motor electric powertrain and a 120 kWh battery pack that provides a 200-mile range. The 5,000-pound truck has a payload capacity of 5,000 pounds, and an adjustable suspension that can vary ground clearance from 10 to 20 inches. It’s obviously built with the job site in mind – with a 12-foot long cargo space between the front and rear lift gates, it can haul 72 sheets of ½-inch drywall, and can serve as a remote power source for electric tools.
Bollinger’s design philosophy is to eliminate everything that isn’t essential to functionality – even the new video is rendered in black-and-white.
“The B1 really came out of a sudden brainstorm to combine into one truck all the things I needed for use on my farm,” says Robert Bollinger. “Unfortunately, the light-duty truck hasn’t really evolved much in the last century; I found myself really wanting one all-purpose vehicle that could perform daily farm duties, remote construction projects, exploring off-road, and more. The underlying concept behind the B1 was to make the truck incredibly capable and strong.”
Source: Bollinger Motors