Auto industry Bollinger B1 Electric Truck

Published on July 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Bollinger B1 Electric Truck Breaks Cover In NYC

July 30th, 2017 by  
 

Robert Bollinger says his Bollinger B1 electric truck is the culmination of a lifelong dream. Revealed last week in Manhattan at the Classic Car Club, the Bollinger B1 has all the style and grace of a Quonset hut. Overall, its looks fall somewhere between utilitarian and purposeful. Although it looks like it was carved from a solid block of diamond plate steel, it is actually constructed almost entirely of aluminum.

Bollinger B1 Electric Truck

This is an electric truck with a purpose — to go anywhere, anytime, and haul anything that will fit inside without burning one drop of fossil fuel. It makes no excuses and asks for no special considerations. It’s as tough as a truck can get and there are those who will love it for its straight ahead dedication to getting the job — any job — done right here, right now.

The Bollinger B1 is a sport utility with the emphasis on utility. It is designed for serious off roading with 10″ of suspension travel and dual motors for full time four wheel drive capability. It is half as wide (76.5″) as it is long (150″) and stands more than 6 feet tall. “Rugged” doesn’t begin to describe the B1.

“We are so thrilled to be able to finally take the wraps off of our Bollinger B1 SUT,” said Bollinger Motors‘ founder and CEO, Robert Bollinger. “This is the culmination of what has been a 40-year-long boyhood dream of mine and I couldn’t be more pleased with the vehicle and the incredible team who worked so hard to create it.”

Off roaders will be delighted with its 15.5″ ground clearance, approach angle of 56 degrees, departure angle of 53 degrees, and breakover angle of 33 degrees. They will also appreciate that is has a high strength, low alloy steel rollover structure — just in case. Stopping power is supplied 11.75 inch vented inboard discs and four-piston calipers at each corner. Regenerative braking helps to recharge the battery during deceleration.

With 360 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque, power on demand is guaranteed. 0 to 60 takes just 4.5 seconds and the electric truck has a top speed of 127 miles per hour. It weighs under 4,000 lbs, has a payload of 6,100 lbs and a gross vehicle rating of 10,001 lbs. A unique feature of the B1 is a one square foot opening it the firewall that allows 12′ long boards to be transported completely with the enclosure of the vehicle.

Two batteries will be offered. A 60 kWh pack offers 120 miles of range. A larger 100 kWh battery is good for 200 miles in range. The B1 has a J1772 universal connector for conventional 110V and 220V charging while Level 3 “DC Fast” charging is possible using the CHAdeMO protocol.

Reservations are being accepted now via the Bollinger website with production scheduled to begin in 2018. Pricing has not been announced at this time.

Source: Electric Cars Report





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  • kevin mccune

    Whats the cost on this critter ? I starting to lust after something like this ,( gonna get Me some “kibbles and bits ,.) Tell you what ,tell them to send Me one free of charge , I will gladly be a Guinea Pig. {amongst some of the more outlandish things I have suggested-I dont care if I have to get a generator to feed it )

    • Steve Hanley

      No info on price as of yet, sadly. All I can suggest is the Workhorse electric pickup is said to retail for $55,000.

      This vehicle reminds me of a grown up version of the original Ford Bronco. Basic, utilitarian, and immensely capable in off road conditions.

      • robert Jones

        I thought it looked like a complete rip off in the the now discontinued short wheel base Land Rover Defender. Like the opening front grille.

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