Pricing confirmed for all-electric Bollinger B1 and B2

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.

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Comments 7

  1. The range would be for hwy cruising not enough for bush, rock, mountain, Toorak parking ?
    Might be better to carry diesel generator behind for safety

  2. These EV’s are a good start. As popularity grows prices should become more affordable & infrastructure support will increase. However until offroad range reaches a point where at least 1000kms is achievable with touring weights such offerings will be of little practical interest to me. I don’t think that this is likely anytime soon unfortunately. I love being out there in remote areas, & have often thought how great it would be to be moving through country without the noise of a diesel motor & the smell of it’s exhaust fumes. In fact lack of a hot exhaust under the car & no radiator to get clogged with grass seed would be a big safety feature. I suspect that when I’m sitting in an armchair, too old & frail to be touring as we do now, I’ll be looking at the touring off road EV’s with envy & wishing I were young enough to be using one.

    1. I think the distance issue is closer to being resolved than you think. The Rivian due to be released around the same time is cheaper & better in every way with a 650km range on their top model. Not quite the 1000km you’re looking for but it will do me for 99% of what I do. With all of the rapped charge stations popping up all over Australia & the constant improvement with batteries we will see the tipping point very soon.

  3. why are we concentrating on electric vehicles when we can run the cars we have now on hydrogen and fill them up the same as we do now at a petrol station and get pretty close to the same mileage.
    Imagine if you will 1 million electric cars waiting to be charged up on a trip between Sydney and Brisbane, we do we find the charging stations and how long will it take to do each vehicle??.
    Have you seen one of these lithium batteries explode and catch fire just have a look at houses that have caught fire while charging a mobile phone a Childs battery toy etc. Another thing I would like answered is where is the Government going to get its fuel taxes from??

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      Good question Mal. I reckon it’s because of concerns about hydrogen, as well as the fact no one makes as much money from it!

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