Bollinger Motors is an electric car startup, however in contrast to luxurious sedan startups LA Auto Show to a lot acclaim, and now it is teasing us with its B2 Pickup spinoff, which it unveiled on Wednesday.and , Bollinger is keen on constructing elemental autos designed to get soiled. The firm confirmed its to the general public on the 2017
Like the B1, the B2 Pickup is all-electric, all-wheel drive and actually, actually boxy. The aluminum-intensive truck makes use of a 120-kWh lithium-ion battery pack to drive two electric motors, one at every finish of the truck. These motors are connected to geared, portal-style axles and inboard disc brakes to assist enhance its off-road talents. The suspension is hydropneumatic and height-adjustable.
“The new B2 incorporates everything that we’ve learned in making the B1, and takes it in an exciting new direction,” stated founder Robert Bollinger in a press release. “It’s the pickup I always wanted and something crazy better than what’s available on the market today.”
The B2 has a 5-foot, 9-inch mattress, however the rear wall of the cab can flip down and the rear window part may be flipped up, permitting the truck to suit an enormous stack of 4×8 sheets of plywood. The B2 will probably be listed as a Class three work truck, succesful of hauling 5,000 kilos. Thanks to the distinctive entrance pass-through enabled by its EV building, it will possibly additionally deal with absurdly lengthy objects — as much as 16 toes in size.
At least for the second, Bollinger is making no claims as to towing capability, however contemplating how beefy all of the truck’s elements are — and all that candy electric torque — we expect will probably be ample. That stated, like all EVs, towing giant objects is prone to have a fairly deleterious have an effect on on the B2’s vary, which is estimated at 200 miles.
The Bollinger B1 is in its remaining levels of testing and engineering, and the corporate predicts that will probably be prepared on the market in 2020. Given how comparable the B2 is to the B1 in fashion and engineering, it appears doubtless that it’ll hit manufacturing across the identical time.