Bollinger B1 Revealed As Market’s First Electric Off-Roader

As the world awaits Tesla’s planned all-electric pickup and a potential electric F-150 from Ford, an EV start-up dubbed Bollinger has just unveiled its take on an electric off-roader.

Dubbed the B1 and unveiled at the Classic Car Club of Manhattan, the vehicle has been dubbed “the world’s first all-electric, all-wheel drive, off/on road sport utility truck” and spawns memories of the Willys Jeep because of its boxy shape.

Bollinger says the B1 will be available with either a 60 kWh or 100 kWh battery pack with ranges varying between 120 and 200 miles. When combined with a punchy electric motor, the B1 delivers 360 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in an impressive 4.5 seconds before topping out at 127 mph (204 km/h).

All up, the B1 tips the scales at 3,900 lbs and has a towing capacity of 6,100 lbs and an identical payload capacity. It measures 150 inches long, 76.5 inches wide, 73.5 inches high and even has a 50/50 weight distribution. Charge time for the 60 kWh battery sits at 7 hours with a household plug or 45 minutes from a fast charger, while the 100 kWh charges in either 12 hours or 75 minutes respectively.

Bollinger wants to begin deliveries of the B1 by February 2019, but it is still in talks with third-party manufacturers, looking to settle on a company to actually build the off-roader.



    defender only electrified

  • I’mCallingYouOut
  • Status

    Nevertheless, true off-roaders were never supposed to be nice to look at. I’d like to see it perform first.

  • roy

    Oooo.. I know… I know.. A black box

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    This whole electrification of all these cars makes me sad. I saw the Schmee ride video in the Rimac at Goodwood and I have to say, it’s nice to look at but it is totally dead to drive or ride in a THING that just whirrs and buzzes, to me. Like riding in a giant RC car. Very uninspiring and dead. It will be a sad day when automobiles no longer make the noise of a mechanical engine….

    • Some people miss the steam too… Silence is way more sophisticated than mechanical noise. Think of typewriter vs laptop.

  • TrevP

    Are we going back in time?

  • Dariush

    it has a FRONT TAILGATE. WOW!

  • Marty

    I like it, it looks functional, true to its purpose. Don’t like the dashboard though, it doesn’t look like it’s been designed for humans to use.

    • Banesto Highland

      I agree…it just needs a center mounted 17″ monitor/console.

      • Marty


  • Luis Fernando Sierra

    WOW…the reincarnation of the original Bronco or Defender. But if the corners and edges were more rounded; I think probably looks better; especially in the roof.

  • DJ

    I WANT IT !!!

  • Karl

    Land Rover Defender is that you?

  • Banesto Highland

    You’re looking at the death of ICE-off road. Sealed systems don’t care about dust, water or altitude. Energy can be generated by solar cells and highly efficient generators. Wow.

    Ps . Pinafarina just gave a huge sigh of relief.

  • sidewaysspin

    No design?

    • Status

      Modifiable hatch. Front and rear tailgates. Are you sure you’re not confusing design with styling?

      • David

        While I agree that it does have a few unique features, it looks like it was “styled” entirely with a frickin’ straight edge!!! Hell, even the Defender and Willy’s had the occasional curve or radius!

  • ZafMio

    I wanna see it in off-road action!!!

  • Chris C

    Not in its own way unnattractive but I would like to see how well the cabin survives in a rollover test…

  • Infinite1

    Lego Hummer

  • Howstar

    It looks like a child drew a defender… badly

  • Craig
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