How much for the all-electric B1 and B2? The pricing may shock you.
By Tristan Tancredi
Article from WhichCar
BOLLINGER Motors, an EV start-up company based in Detroit, USA, has confirmed pricing for its all-electric B1 Sport Utility Truck and B2 Pickup Truck.
The hand-built electric vehicles have been stamped with a suggested retail price of US$125,000 (around AU$180,000).
Production-spec versions of the B1 and B2 were officially revealed last month, with the four-door trucks sharing the same dual electric motor set-up and two-speed gearbox, aided by a 120kWh battery pack. Range is listed at approximately 322km, helped in part by regenerative braking.
B1 and B2 both wear all-aluminium bodies and the glass, doors, windshield and roof panels can all be easily removed. Both can tow 3402kg and come with 381mm of ground clearance. The B1 has a payload capacity of 2359kg, while the B2 can carry 2268kg.
“Our intention is to go production with all of the components and features that our team developed from the start,” Bollinger Motors said via its Instagram page. “This level of detail is labour-intensive, but it’s important that we stay true to our DNA.
“These trucks deliver a level of performance unlike anything on the market or coming to market.”
Bollinger aims to have the first vehicle deliveries ready by 2021: “Targeting low-volume production, we will build both the B1 and B2 in the US. Production will start in 2020 with first deliveries slated for 2021,” the brand added. “The trucks will be sold and serviced through independent dealers throughout the US and globally.”
Australian company Zero Automotive also recently launched an electric 4WD, although based on the Toyota 70 Series Landcruiser. The ZED70 is priced at around AU$200K and has a range of up to 350km.