Bollinger Motors has unveiled the world’s first fully electric Sport Utility Truck – the Bollinger B1. The Bollinger B1 was revealed at an event in NYC and is a “back to basics” vehicle that easily looks like it’s inspired by the Land Rover Defender.
The Bollinger B1 rides on a lightweight aluminum architecture. It measures 150-inches longer, 76.5-inches wide and 73.5-inches tall. The base ride height features 15.5 inches of ground clearance, but it’s adjustable using a self-leveling, 4-wheel independent, hydro-pneumatic suspension with the 10 inches of wheel travel. The dual-motor powertrain provides full-time all-wheel drive using front- and rear- mounted synchronous electric motors.
“We are so thrilled to be able to finally take the wraps off of our Bollinger B1 SUT,” said Bollinger Motors’ founder and CEO, Robert Bollinger. “This is the culmination of what has been a 40-year-long boyhood dream of mine and I couldn’t be more pleased with the vehicle and the incredible team who worked so hard to create it.”
The Bollinger B1’s dual-motor powertrain generates 360 horsepower and a 472 lb-ft. of torque. It has a 0-60 time of just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 127 mph. The B1 weighs in at just 3,900 lbs giving it a 10.8 power to weight ratio. The B1 also has a payload capacity of 6,100 lbs. The Bollinger B1 will offer two lithium ion battery pack options: 60 kWh or 100 kWh, producing either 120 miles or 200 miles in range.
The B1 has a J1772 universal connector for conventional 110V and 220V charging while Level 3 “DC Fast” charging is completed through a CHAdeMO protocol charge port on the vehicle’s fender.
Bollinger Motors hopes to start production within the next 19 months. In early 2018 reservation holders will be able to order their B1 with a $1,000 down payment.
Source: Bollinger Motors