An electric 4×4 truck that runs efficiently and effectively is something that has alluded consumers and car companies alike. Bollinger Motors announced its bold plan to tackle that market at an event near Times Square in New York City back in 2017. Fast forward to 2019, the company has revealed the beta prototypes of the two cars in Ferndale, Michigan, which is close to Detroit.
The company has stated that they already have 30,000 people on the wait list, but aren’t under an obligation to make the purchase. The trucks have that boxed look to them, but this time, Bollinger made some trimmings throughout the car to give it a sleeker, more refined look.
According to Car and Driver,
“New specs for the B1 and B2 released to coincide with the reveal show only minor changes from what the company has announced before. Payload capacity, for example, is now listed as 5201 pounds, whereas it used to be 5000. Torque numbers are now the same for each vehicle, at 668 lb-ft, even though Bollinger’s earlier specs for the two vehicles were slightly different (688 lb-ft for the B2, 668 for the B1). The trucks go from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and have a top speed of 100 mph thanks to a dual-motor powertrain that offers a total of 614 horsepower. Off-road utility is met by 15 inches of ground clearance (variable between 10 and 20 inches) and high- and low-range gearing, but the company says the vehicles will be road legal throughout the world. The EVs will have an estimated EPA range rating of 200 miles from a 120.0-kWh battery pack.”
Bollinger founder and CEO Robert Bollinger said in a statement that, “I just wanted to build the best truck without compromise.” For the sake of humanity and the increasing warnings of the catastrophe in our ozone layer, let’s hope that these cars take off and set off a chain reaction in the rest of the automotive industry.