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Production-ready Bollinger B1 and B2 revealed

By Tristan Tancredi, 30 Sep 2019 News

EV start-up reveals production-spec versions of its all-electric vehicles.

Bollinger Motors reveals B1 SUV and B2 pick-up

EV start-up Bollinger Motors has officially revealed its 2020 B1 SUV and B2 pick-up, with the curtains dropping on the electric vehicles in Ferndale, Michigan.

Bollinger Motors first sparked interest back in 2017, when the US-based company revealed the initial two-door all-electric prototypes. Two years later and Bollinger Motors has finally displayed the production-spec four-door models, with the aim to begin building in a year’s time.

Bollinger B1 front

The reveal of the B1 and B2 is hardly a surprise and has just reiterated what we already know, with Bollinger Motors already uploading renderings and specs in the lead up to the vehicle’s debut.

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“Tonight is a celebration that we actually built them; they actually work; [and] they’re amazing,” said Robert Bollinger, CEO and designer at Bollinger Motors, at the vehicle’s reveal.

Bollinger pickup rear angle

Both the B1 and B2 share the same dual electric motor set-up – 458kW and 906Nm – which runs through a two-speed (Hi/Lo Range) gearbox. These motors are aided by a 120kWh battery pack, which is said to have a range of about 322km, as well as regenerative braking.

Bollinger interior

Both vehicles feature all-aluminium bodies; easily removable glass, doors, windshield and roof panels; a flip-up rear window; a patented passthrough which can store 40 2x4s; LT285/70R17 tyres; geared axle hubs; 381mm of ground clearance and towing capacities of 3402kg. The B1 has a slightly higher payload capacity (2359kg versus 2268kg).

Pricing hasn’t been confirmed by Bollinger Motors at this stage.

B1 DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 118.8in (3018mm)

Length: 171.5in (4356mm)

Height: 72.7in (1847mm)

Front Track: 66.2in (1681mm)

Rear Track: 66.2in (1681mm)

Approach Angle: 52°

Breakover Angle: 30°

Departure Angle: 43°

 

B2 DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 139in (3531mm)

Length: 207.5in (5271mm)

Height: 72.7in (1847mm)

Front Track: 66.2in (1681mm)

Rear Track: 66.2in (1681mm)

Approach Angle: 52°

Breakover Angle: 25°

Departure Angle: 28°

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