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.”