Bollinger Motors is a startup company looking to sell electric pickup trucks and SUVs to the world, and we had the chance to visit the brand’s headquarters in Ferndale, MI to get a close look at the company’s vehicles.
The Bollinger B1 is an SUV, while the B2 is a pickup truck. Both share a common powertrain, which consists of two motors (one in the front and one in the rear) and a 120 kWh battery pack that make a peak of 614 horsepower and 668 lb-ft of torque. The jump from 0 to 60 mph is pegged at 4.5 seconds for both vehicles, while top speed is rated at 100 mph.
Estimated range currently sits at 200 miles, while charge times sit around 10 hours on a 220v service or about 75 minutes using a Level three fast charger.
The off-road specs of these machines are truly impressive. The 15-inches of standard ground clearance is provided by hydro-pneumatic suspension, allowing for up to 10 inches of variation. That gives the B1 a ground clearance range of between 10 and 20 inches depending on the suspension settings.
Off-road stats are incredible as well, with the B1 boasting a 52 degree approach angle, 30 degree breakover and a 43 degree departure angle. The B2 pickup is not quite as good thanks to a long wheelbase and rear overhand, coming in at 52 degrees of approach, 25 degrees of breakover and a 28 degree departure.
With a GVWR of 10,001 lbs, the Bollinger vehicles are both rated as Class 3. This allows the company to avoid installing airbags and clearing other regulatory hurdles that aren’t applied to heavy vehicles. It also means that with a curb weight around 5000 pounds, the final payload rating for both of these vehicles will be close to 5000 pounds.
Tow capacity is rated currently at 7500 pounds, and Bollinger does plan to verify it using the SAE J2807 standard.
Pricing and availability are two of the most important things that Bollinger has yet to confirm, with CEO of the company Robert Bollinger telling us that a production partner is nearly in place, and after that the price and timeline will become clear. We expect the announcement to come soon based on what Mr. Bollinger told us.
Make sure you watch the video above to see all the features discussed in-depth on the new B1 and B2.