Bollinger Motors, a little EV startup from New York, has announced a followup to the eye-catching all-electric powered B1 SUV that debuted past year. The little company’s subsequent electrical auto is a pickup truck referred to as the B2, which will provide about 3 further toes of size for storing a lot more things in the mattress.
The B2 will be developed on the exact technological platform as the B1, which means it will aspect the identical promising specs Bollinger took purpose at with final year’s B1. That signifies it will be run by a 120kWh battery pack that can very last for about 200 miles. Twin motors — a person on each individual axle — incorporate for all-around 520 horsepower, and the truck can go from -60mph in a lot less than 7 seconds. And it will take 75 minutes for a full cost on a DC speedy charger, or 10 hrs on a Stage 2 hookup.
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That should all be far more than ample for the sort of use situations Bollinger Motors imagines for its buyers. When the enterprise introduced the B1 very last summer, it was up front about how this was not an EV for everyone. The exact goes for the B2. These are cars that are made to assistance individuals do hefty responsibility function, shop and transportation loads of material, and go off-highway as perfectly.
There are not a ton of entirely-electric trucks (or rugged EVs) on the speedy horizon in the automobile marketplace, as automakers seem to be happier to combine hybrid versions into their lineups first. Elon Musk has very long teased the plan of a Tesla pickup, but the plan has under no circumstances really occur into concentration at Tesla. So even while Bollinger is a modest outfit, it is one of just a several firms (like fellow EV startups Rivian and Workhorse) with ideas to make an electric truck in the up coming few many years.
There are only renderings of the B2 correct now (Bollinger built genuine doing the job prototypes of the B1), but it will clearly aspect the similar rugged, riveted, all-steel style and design as its predecessor. The B1 is intended to commence around $60,000, and Bollinger states it has received 20,000 preorders so considerably. But the business is however lining up partners to get its first motor vehicle into output, and the firm doesn’t have the exact sort of superior-profile monetary backing that other EV startups boast, so it could be a whilst just before the B2 (or even the B1) at any time hits the street. For what it’s well worth, Bollinger Motors states to be expecting creation to start in 2020.