Bollinger Motors is planning to debut its B1 and B2 off road vehicles on 26th September.
“From the ground up, the dream was to build something that didn’t exist,” reads the company’s mission on its website. “We’ve taken our time and not over-promised anything. We’re engineers making an electric 4x4 truck – clean and simple, built to last. Nothing frivolous, nothing unnecessary. All electric. All aluminium. All wheel drive. And we’re building them right here in Detroit.”
The vehicle B1 is good at attracting attention with its boxy, utilitarian, and stripped down design with analog gauges and a simple interior.
“If you could take anything you love about a classic truck and combine it with the most refined essentials of a modern truck, redesign it with the highest quality materials and components available, oh and make it an electric vehicle – you’d have the basics for the Bollinger B1 electric sport utility truck,” the company says on its website. “There is nothing on the planet like it. Every touch point, every seam and every surface has been thought out for the ultimate utilitarian purpose. This is our baby. The one we’ve put every ounce of research and development and time into. The one we scrapped and started over for getting too complicated. The one we love the most. This is the all-electric truck that didn’t exist until our truck-obsessed engineers built it from scratch.”
The B2 electric pickup truck is the big brother of the B1 that is capable of carrying 16-foot cargo through a patented full-length pass-through. It is also equipped with rear seats out and tailgate closed.
Both the vehicles have specifications of all-aluminum bodies, all-wheel drive, and powertrains offering 614 horsepower and an estimated EPA range of 200 miles from a 120 kWh battery pack. Also they have 15 inches of ground clearance, 10 inches of tire travel, a 5,201 pound payload capacity, and a 7,500 pound towing capacity.
The vehicles are designed for people who intend to get the vehicle dirty, who might need 15 inches of ground clearance and capability to haul 5,000 pounds. The vehicles have features of removable top and doors for off-roading in the open air.
Source: Tesla Motors Club