Planning to get an electric pickup truck or SUV that isn’t made in China? Well then, you may want to check out the Bollinger B1 and B2. The former is a SUV while the latter is a crew cab pickup truck.
As you can see, the design choice adopted by Bollinger is not for everyone. Whether it is the B1 or B2, it looks like slab of block. For me, the design speaks minimalism and a thing of beauty to me.
Both models will be powered by the same electric drivetrain, namely, two electric motors that puts out a combined 458 kW (614 HP) and 668 lb-ft (905 Nm) of torque.
The motors are kept juiced by a 120 kWh battery system and as far as performance goes, Bollinger straight edge EV will make 0-60 (0-96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, has a top speed of 100 mph (161 km/h), and a range of around 200 miles (321 kilometers) in between charges.
Other highlights include an all-aluminum body, a 5.75 feet (1.7 meters) long bed (in the case of the pickup) with opening rear windows, high and low ranges (wait, it has gears?), 15 inches of ground clearance and 10 inches of wheel travel (and all-wheel drive, of course) for “class-leading off-road capabilities,” and a 5,201 lbs (2,359 kilograms) payload capacity and 7,500 lbs (3,402 kilograms) towing capacity (applicable to “road-legal” models).
TBH, I am not so much concern about specifications, as most EVs are beasts in that area. Range would be the main concern. But at this point, I am clearly captivated by the minimal and yet rugged look of both the Bollinger B1 Electric SUV and B2 Electric Pickup Truck.
No words on how much the B1 and B2 will cost and the exactly availability is not known too. However, we heard that the B1 will go into production later this year. You can actually place a reservation for one now.
All images courtesy of Bollinger Motors.