If you’re a regular reader on TechMalak, you may remember the Bollinger B1 and the first article we wrote on it. At the time, the idea of creating an all-electric SUV was brand new. Although electric vehicles are relatively common in certain areas of the world these days, they’re all either sedans or hatchbacks. The need for an electric truck is definitely there, and luckily, it’s about to get its very first entry. Bollinger themselves state that entering a new market first is probably the most important thing you can do as an automotive company, and they may have found what will be the biggest market in the years to come.
A month after Bollinger’s story was covered on TechMalak, they gave us a sneak preview of their Sports Utility Truck dubbed the B1. You can read more about that story here.
Here’s the short gist of it: Robert Bollinger, the company’s CEO, wanted the truck to be as simple as possible. He took inspiration from his favorite trucks throughout the years, so don’t be surprised if it looks like an original Land Rover Defender from some angles and a Toyota Land Cruiser from others. Think of it as a greatest hits version from all the best truck designs throughout the years combined and wrapped in one all-electric SUT (Sports Utility Truck) package.
Think of it as a greatest hits version from all the best truck designs throughout the years combined and wrapped in one all-electric SUT (Sports Utility Truck) package.
Two months later, in May, Bollinger revealed the first rendering of the B1’s cabin. Much like its exterior, it promises a simple and minimalistic layout with just the bare essentials and nothing more. It’s a workhorse, a robust as you like, go-anywhere truck that can do it all. The interior reflects that beautifully.
Bollinger released its new vehicle today, July 27th. What an amazing looking piece of equipment called the B1.
A touch of retro styling, paired with some serious off-road capabilities:
- 33-inch tires
- Locking rear and front Diffs
- Up to 200 Mile range with the 100 kWh battery pack
- Modular cab
- Seating for 4
- 15.5-inch ground clearance
- 360 horsepower
- 470 lb-ft torque
- 0-60 4.5 seconds
Here is a quick look at the B1