Bollinger Motors teases us with this partial image of their all-electric sport truck vehicle. Bollinger has a vision of a fully electric truck/SUV that will feel at home on a difficult off-road trail as well as on the pavement. The teaser shows a vehicle with a relatively short wheelbase and very simple and utilitarian body design with exposed door hinges. The styling has that rugged and simple flavor that resembles the Jeep Wrangler.
The Bollinger truck is said to have an aluminum chassis, adjustable air suspension, and removable/convertible cab panels. Does this remind you of anything? Yes, this is right up the alley of the Jeep Wrangler and the upcoming Jeep Wrangler pickup.
The Bollinger sport truck reportedly will have a dual electric motor all-wheel-drive system, and “best in class” torque, horsepower, ground clearance, and power-to-weight ratio. Bollinger Motors does not specify which class the truck falls under. The company says that the sport truck will compete in the “full-size truck” segment. It’s still too early to say what this means. Will it compete against the likes of the Ford Raptor, the Chevy Tahoe Z71, or both?
This is intriguing to say the least.
Bollinger says that we will see a complete prototype in the summer of 2017 (just a few months away).
Founder and CEO of the company, Robert Bollinger, says:
I envisioned the vehicle as the ultimate truck for work and play and the perfect truck for ranchers, builders, and off-roaders but without the environmental effects and carbon footprint of a traditional gas-powered SUV.
Will the Bollinger sport truck ever reach production? Time will tell, but I would love to see it come to fruition.
Here is another EV off-roader truck – the Chevy ZH2 concept, which is a Hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle.