The world of extreme rugged off-roaders is about to welcome two more members: the all-electric Bollinger B1 SUV and B2 crew cab pickup.
Priced at $125,000 each, they will enter production in 2020, but deliveries are planned for next year. To secure a build slot now, you’ll have to place a $1,000 refundable deposit.
Powering the two trucks are two electric motors, one on each axle, which develop a combined output of 614 hp (623 PS / 458 kW) and 668 lb-ft (906 Nm) of torque. Providing the juice for an EPA-estimated range of 200 miles (322 km) on a single charge is the 120 kWh battery back, with regenerative braking, which supports AC and DC fast charging.
Bollinger said the B1 and B2 have 15 inches (381 mm) of ground clearance and 10 inches (254 mm) of wheel travel. The hydro-pneumatic suspension with self-leveling is manually adjustable, so the truck can be lowered or raised by another 5 inches (127 mm). Drivers can also shift between high and low range using the column-mounted shifter that’s tied to an electronic actuator, and engage the electronic locking differentials via the dashboard-mounted toggle switches.
The rugged SUV and pickup truck feature black paint and carbon-kevlar-treated underbodies to minimize catching rocks, branches or roots. Furthermore, the easily-removable windshield, windows, doors and roof panels can make for a more pleasant driving experience on arduous terrains, as long as you do not venture far away from charging stations.
Inside, the B1 and B2 have four identical seats with heating, which can be had in cloth, leather or vegan leather. There are also IP68-rated light strips, water resistant LED dome lights, ten 110v AC outlets (optional 220v), air conditioning, heating, wood floor strips and aluminum and chrome trim. All interior components have been sealed or protected for fording water up to 36 inches (914 mm) deep.
Bollinger has also patented a pass-through door located in the dashboard, which connects the frunk to the passenger compartment and comes in handy when hauling longer items.