Bollinger previews the next step of all-electric truck development – the Bollinger B2 pickup truck. Bollinger is a new company (founded in 2014), and it had a coming out party in New York City in July 2017 with a two-door B1 all-wheel-drive sport utility truck.
The concept is relatively simple – design and build a battery-electric vehicle with AWD (or 4×4) off-road capability, heavy payload and cargo-carrying utility, and a simple design that allows owners to tinker with, fix, or modify their trucks.
The B2 pickup truck is the next iteration, and Bollinger says it encompasses all of the development and testing knowledge gained during the B1 research and prototype testing.
The aluminum EV truck is said to have a 0-60 MPH acceleration of 6.5 second thanks to 520 total electric horsepower. The maximum towing capability is listed at 7,500 lbs and maximum payload is 5,001 lbs that makes it a Class 3 “heavy duty” truck with a GVWR of 10,001 lbs.
B2 rides on a longer wheelbase (139 inches), than that of the B1 two-door and 4-door models. The truck offers a bed that is 5’9” long and 4’1” wide. Do you want to carry a 4×8 sheet of plywood or other material? No worries. The B2 feature a “mid-gate” that folds down to allow up to 72 sheets of 4×8 material to be stacked in the back with the rear seats folded.
The B2 is equipped with a 120 kWh battery and a dual motor AWD drive system. Total output is 520 horsepower and 514 lb-ft of torque. The B2 also rides on pneumatic height adjustable suspension.
Bollinger estimates B2 driving range at 200 miles (according with EPA estimation procedures). It’s capable of 10-hour Level 2 or a 75 minutes Level 3 full-charge times.
Here are the rest of the specs, according to Bollinger.
6.5 Second 0-60 MPH
100 MPH Top Speed
15” Ground Clearance
10” Wheel Travel
(10” to 20” Variable Ground Clearance)
Geared Axle Hubs
11.75” Vented Brakes
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Inboard Discs
120 kWh Battery Pack
200 Mile EPA Range (est)
70.2 MPGe (est)
Level 1 and 2 Charging: J1772 Port (110v & 220v)
Level 3 Charging: CCS Port (DC Fast)
10 hour Level 2 (220v) Charging Time
75 minute Level 3 (DC Fast) Charging Time
45/55 Weight Balance
77.2” Width (no mirrors)
89.0” Width (with mirrors)
66.2” Front Track
66.2” Rear Track
52° Approach Angle
25° Break Over Angle
28° Departure Angle
4’ 1” Bed Width
5’9” Bed Length
8’2” Bed Length (cab wall open, rear seats removed)
16’ Internal Length Front to Rear (liftgates closed)
19’4” Internal Length Front to Rear (liftgates open)
14 Cubic Feet Frunk Storage Capacity
13” W x 14”H Patented Pass Through
24 2x4s Fit Through Patented Passthrough
72 Sheets of 4’x8’ 1/2 Plywood fit with Rear Seats Removed
Here is a first look at the Bollinger B1 sport utility truck (SUT).