Bollinger B1 And B2 Inch Closer To Production As Company Unveils Beta Prototypes

The electric pickup wars are heating up as Bollinger has unveiled beta prototypes of the B1 and B2.

Billed as a “major milestone in the company’s next steps toward production,” the prototypes are near-production units that look like bank vaults on wheels.

Both models are largely identical as they feature slab sided styling, an upright grille and heavy duty bumpers. The biggest difference is the B1 is an SUV, while the B2 is a crew cab pickup.

Bollinger has previously said the models will feature an all-aluminum body and a pass-through system which enables them to haul long items such as lumbar. The truck is particularly well suited for this task as company has said the B2 has a 69 inch (1.7 meter) long bed and a rear window that can be opened to haul longer items.

Both models share the same powertrain which consists of two electric motors that produce a combined output of 614 hp (458 kW / 623 PS) and 668 lb-ft (905 Nm) of torque. The motors are powered by a 120 kWh battery pack and they enable the vehicles to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 100 mph (161 km/h).

The company didn’t mention a range this time around, but they have previously said models should be able to travel approximately 200 miles (321 km) on a single charge. That’s a bit low, but Bollinger is promising class-leading off-road capabilities as the B1 and B2 will have high and low ranges, 15 inches (381 mm) of ground clearance and 10 inches (254 mm) of wheel travel. The road-legal models will also have a 5,201 pound (2,359 kg) payload capacity and a 7,500 pound (3,402 kg) towing capacity.

The B1 was originally slated to go into production late this year, but that seems unlikely as company said “more details regarding pricing, manufacturing and timing will be announced in the coming months.”

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  • Deckard_Cain

    These EVs look so freaking awesome.

    • Mark Hawthorne

      To my eye they look like the box a well styled truck comes in. But each to their own I guess.

  • Nastinupe1911

    I love the simplicity in the design. They look cool.

    • Classic Bob

      More of a spiritual successor to the old Land Rover Defender than the new LR Defender is..

  • kachuks

    Looks like it belongs in an 8-bit video game.

  • IT’S CERTAINLY BACK TO BASICS. IT DOESN’T EVEN LOOK LIKE IT HAS ROLL DOWN WINDOWS.

  • ZYGIUS

    All ok, but how is things with safety?

    • Matt

      It’s classed as a truck so is exempt from safety testing… it has um, seatbelts.

      • Matteo Tommasi

        I don’t know where you got that, every vehicle on the road has to sustain safety testing.

        • Matt

          Not in the USA they don’t… I read it on an EV forum and they quoted Bollinger.

          • Matteo Tommasi

            Ok… I dodn’t know USA was a third world nation

  • Hoe

    and then LR with the new De(O)fender… lazy LR

    • Matt

      The new Defender is far superior this this thing… it doesn’t even have a driver’s airbag!

      • Hoe

        Aesthetically not at all

        • Matt

          Aesthetically this looks like like someone tried to build a Hummer H1 replica in their garage over the weekend… it’s pretty ugly. Functional sure, but the new Defender will be FAR more successful commercially – which is more important than pleasing a few die-hards.

          • Hoe

            Good to know you don’t like it, ok. And without saying to you anything like: more important than pleasing a few die-hards. Very inappropriate.
            But saying that the new Defender will be a success commercially… at the price they ask… I don’t see it

      • Aeromann

        Airbag is for weak people.

  • kenny the pig

    This looks like the brick on wheels I drew as a three year old.

  • jrelon

    Somewhere between this car and the new Defender, is the actual Defender everyone was expecting.

  • Ruel Lewis

    The irony of it desinged like a brick and being electric. lol.

  • Aeromann

    This is the new defender! 😍😍

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