Bollinger Follows B1 SUV With B2 Electric Pickup Truck

 

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If your dream is to own a fully electric pickup truck with more payload than a heavy-duty pickup, it's likely to come true in just a few years.

During the last several years we've reported news of several electric pickups — Atlis, Rivian, Workhorse W-15, Tesla Model P and the Havelaar Bison, to name a few. The newest electric pickup truck to make a serious run in this market is the Bollinger 2 from Bollinger Motors. We saw the Bollinger B1 SUV during the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show; it looked interesting and well-built.

Beyond the fact that Bollinger is offering an SUV and pickup that both have a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 pounds — which disqualifies them from federal safety and fuel economy requirements — both are promised to offer as much as 5,000 pounds of payload capacity. For now, the B2 pickup is in the prototype stage, but that's not stopping Bollinger Motors from being specific about many of its specifications. Bollinger says the B2 could be a reality as soon as 2020. No word on pricing yet.

Here are the details we were able to glean from press materials and the website.

  • Powertrain: Front and rear motors
  • Power: 120-kilowatt-hour battery pack
  • Range: 200 miles
  • Horsepower: 520
  • Torque: 514 pounds-feet
  • Zero-to-60 mph: 6.5 seconds
  • Weight: 5,000 pounds (approximate)
  • GVWR: 10,001 pounds
  • Payload: 5,000 pounds
  • Towing: 7,500 pounds
  • Wheelbase: 139 inches
  • Overall length: 207.5 inches
  • Width: 89.0 inches
  • Height: 72.7 inches
  • Bed width: 49 inches
  • Bed length: 69 inches
  • Pass-through length: 192 inches
  • Ground clearance: 15 inches
  • Wheel travel: 10 inches
  • Approach angle: 52 degrees
  • Departure angle: 28 degrees

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Comments

Am I the only one who's reminded of the old International Scout pickup?

At 89" wide, where are the clearance lights? Looks like a good ole rugged hummer truck.

Am I the only one who's reminded of the old International Scout pickup?


Posted by: papajim | Oct 15, 2018 7:07:12 AM
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Actually, No! I think in one of the earlier interviews, the owner mentioned that. He started out wanting something to run about his farm and decided to go all electric.

Looking forward to this. While I like the pass-through, I dont think the B2 needs it as much as the B1. Also looking forward to that hydropnuematic suspension.

Its only 77 inches wide without the mirrors 1 inch wider than a Tacoma and 2 inches narrower than a F150 or 3 inches for a Sierra or Ram from what I remember from 2018 specs. At least TFLtruck got that right. Too many lazy journalists out there, cant post with and without mirrors, so annoying.

Very cool truck. 200 mile range isn't too bad considering. I guess the next question is, Who can afford it?

Looks like a Cushman shaped like a truck

@ Thomas


This pathetic looking and slow for 520hp no existent truck is 89” wide with mirrors. What PUTC says is true

So why are you whining about it?

No way, no how.

No not IH Scout, more Series Land Rover to my eyes.

Fake news.

Won't hit the market till 2025 if ever.

Anyone that knows the industry right now knows this is not fake.
It is relatively a very simple vehicle to build.
And it is far more capable than your truck.
Throw a little generator in for the off-road trip, and you will go anywhere.
And it is less expensive to own. You'll save on fuel and maintenance and repairs to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars.
Now, if they would just cover the controller units with heavy copper so that it can survive a magnetic pulse attack. Ha!

Finally a midsize truck with more power than full sized truck. More torque than any truck at 0 rpm, more payload and the ability to haul long items from the hardware store.

No noise to wake the neighbors
Ability to leave air and heat on without getting tickets for idling.
Ability to accelerate hard without dumping fuel smells on the vehicle behind you.
Lower center of gravity
Adjustable suspension
Shorter than any other truck for ease of parking and for fitting inside a garage
Energy efficient, lowest cost per mile to operate
More environmentally friendly that a Toyota Prius
Better body and ground clearance than any other truck
More HP than any other truck
Charge your work tools with the truck
Charge your house in the event of a power outage
Charge from your house so 99% of the time you don't need to stop anywhere like you have to do for gas stations
Better balanced front to back for stability and tire wear
Degenerative braking to give money back rather than burn your brakes which cost money.
No oil changes
No coolant changes
No transmission flushes
No def fluid
No air intake problems for thin air at higher elevations where fuel motors lose power
No dust snorkels required, battery electric does not need to breath so dusty trails are not a problem and fording water is not a problem, no exhaust or air intake to worry about. stall your truck while water fording in a flood and water washes in through the exhaust and into your motor, yum yum yum
Safer, without an engine tranny and exhaust a vehicle can be designed better to handle crash testing and you have more room for storage for gear
Hydro pneumatic suspension will not let the vehicle sag under loading or during off road adventures. Heavily loaded off road trucks lose all their body clearance from sag in the barbaric suspension systems that still exist today.
Less problems with u-joints and knuckles at the wheel on independent suspension that when lifted causes too much arc and parts break, suspensions and lift kits can now be designed better.
Driving something new is one of the biggest thrills, nobody cares if you have a Denali or a base 4 door Ram they all look the same but don't cost the same but no one can tell the difference. Vanity no longer exists in the truck market.
And if you believe in electric drive this will pss ignorant people off which is even more fun than slinging mud because its all true.

Truck manufacturers had it coming they deserve to look like barbarians because they are. A giant bird ate a Caveman, scientists just stated so today on MSN news. Ironic that the B2 just swallowed the truck market as well.


You guys can give this guy your deposit money then.

I'll start the 2020 countdown clock now!

Look at Thomas shill while sitting in the cab of his gas guzzler Tundra

Thomas seems to conveniently dismiss the fact that under any load ( payload or towing ) the range will never come close to this mythical trucks 200 miles.

Thomas, It's a great idea and a cool truck. But the price of entry is probably prohibitive (the article says it hasn't been released yet). And I can't go anywhere to buy one today. So for now a great idea with potential is all it is.

not fake
far more capable than your truck.
Throw a little generator in for the off-road trip, and you will go anywhere.
And it is less expensive to own.
You'll save tens of thousands of dollars.

Posted by: Electric Hawk | Oct 15, 2018 12:16:29 PM

Sounds like my kind of truck!

@papajimini
Your move.

the fake BAL

What you talking about?

Please stay on topic papajim,

Do we have to keep saying it?

Interesting that the truck got bigger. I wonder why they made that choice. Its less of a jeep now, and more of a truck. Room for a battery? Space for payload?

the FAKE Jay

the FAKE pelosijim

Get on topic papajim

I thought papajim was on topic. Because he is saying what it looks like and is isn't shilling for it like a lunatic he isn't on topic?

All his “ fake this and fake that “, without any proof, isn’t on topic.

He has been warned.

the FAKE BA

Only a 120 kWh battery? Even a Bolt has a 60 kWh battery. What good does the off-road capability of this thing do if you battery is half dead by the time you reach the trail? Even if you have a 220V charging station somewhere near the trail (unlikely), then you're stuck waiting hours for it to recharge... It's also funny and kind of ironic to see an all-electric vehicle whose designs seem to have done everything they can to make it less efficient. Shaped like a brick, rolling on heavy 33" LT tires.

Only a 120 kWh battery? Even a Bolt has a 60 kWh battery. What good does the off-road capability of this thing do if you battery is half dead by the time you reach the trail? Even if you have a 220V charging station somewhere near the trail (unlikely), then you're stuck waiting hours for it to recharge... It's also funny and kind of ironic to see an all-electric vehicle whose designs seem to have done everything they can to make it less efficient. Shaped like a brick, rolling on heavy 33" LT tires.
Posted by: HD Ramking |
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So how much weight can the Bolt carry?
And how far off road can it drive? LOLOLOL


@Thomas

At 0 rpm electric motor does NOT make any torque,power..
Motor has to be turning to make power,,comprende

This is the ultimate CONCEPT truck. When, if, and in what form it hits production is anyone's guess. Must admit it definitely is "out of the box" thinking which I like. Hatchback window reminds me of my sisters 1981 Mustang hatchback. The brick front end is the only one I like, maybe because it isn't a mile long and has a Fronk besides the pass through. Wow how electric really changes the game for what's possible.

Never thought I'd ever be interested again in that electric motor class and lab I had to take in undergraduate school. Funny how the lab instructor had his pilot's license and what made the lab more interesting. And interesting, the comment about 0 rpm = 0 torque brought up the memory of the emotor lab of 30 years ago. Wished I paid a little bit more attention.

I think Elon is overdue for some more babble about a Model Pickup. Elon, do you have anything new to share. Are you listening?

At 207" long and 69" bed length, they could easily add 12" to the bed and another 8" to the crew, and that 227" overall would easily fit in a 235" garage. Of course range is more important near term so 100 extra miles range would then wake up the barbarians. But at 200miles, the barbarians will choose to sleep, like they did with Tesla, until eTruck market takes off, and then they'll see their truck numbers taper off dramatically, if not fall like the overall sedan market did, when the Model 3 was announced.

It's interesting, all those Model 3 preorders were people who waited VERY patiently, and didn't buy from the established players. For two years many waited, and some still waiting for the $35k Model 3 version, or just buying a Bolt. Tesla, Bolt, Leaf, Prius are quite prevalent here in Si Valley.

and fording water is not a problem

@thomas

In an electric truck?

Not as long as you don't mind turning the drivers seat into an electric chair.

No thanks

Electric motors have full torque at 0 RPM. They could be up against a wall under full throttle and they produce full power without RPM, its the way electricity is delivered to the motor, it does not have to be rotating. If you were strong enough to stop your battery drill from rotating you will still feel its full torque trying to rip your hand apart.

@papajim--Yes the Scout and a 1969 and after IH pickup. Also reminds me of a Humvee. I can see a Land Rover as well.

Yuck! Too boxy. I'll wait to see what Tesla has in mind.

"Looks like a Cushman shaped like a truck" ---- Posted by: papajim

--- Funny. Cushmans I remember all had nice, rounded front ends with a wheel stuck out in front of that. This thing is a shoe box with a smaller box stacked on top; hardly cute or rounded. Poor for aerodynamic efficiency but also obviously not intended for highway use at 80mph, either.

"Thomas seems to conveniently dismiss the fact that under any load ( payload or towing ) the range will never come close to this mythical trucks 200 miles." ---- Posted by: Brick

--- No ICE truck will reach full range either when at payload or tow limits. Just because an ICE truck might make 500 miles when empty doesn't mean it will make even 300 miles when loaded.

Posted by: HD Ramking ----
"Only a 120 kWh battery? Even a Bolt has a 60 kWh battery."
--- A Bolt is relatively tiny, too. Meanwhile, the Tesla Model S and Model X only have 100kWh batteries.

"What good does the off-road capability of this thing do if you battery is half dead by the time you reach the trail? Even if you have a 220V charging station somewhere near the trail (unlikely), then you're stuck waiting hours for it to recharge..."
--- Potentially true today, but not necessarily so. Moreover, Google Maps now has the ability to display charging stations along your route to the trail. But there's more to it than that. Your argument implies there will never be charging stations near the trail and that's simply not true. Any commercial off-road park will eventually have multiple charging stations on site or at least nearby as EV sales continue to grow. They may not be there now but there is nothing to prevent them from being installed--just like gas stations.

"It's also funny and kind of ironic to see an all-electric vehicle whose designs seem to have done everything they can to make it less efficient. Shaped like a brick, rolling on heavy 33" LT tires."
--- I would remind you that the biggest EVs in the world are shaped roughly like bricks and stand on 10' tall tires, if not larger. (Not including those that ride on 4 to 6 axles on 36"+ steel wheels on a ribbon of steel.)


"At 0 rpm electric motor does NOT make any torque,power..
Motor has to be turning to make power,,comprende" ---- Posted by: Chevrolet builds a better way to see the USA

--- False statement. The instant power is applied to the motor, it provides maximum available torque based on the amount of power applied--even at 0rpm. An ICE needs to be turning to generate torque, that's why your ICEV uses an electric motor to START your IC engine.

"In an electric truck? Not as long as you don't mind turning the drivers seat into an electric chair.
No thanks" ---- Posted by: papajim

That all depends on how well sealed the battery pack and contacts are. If this thing is going to be "trail rated", I expect things will be rather well sealed with the plugin socket well above the expected waterline (and probably tightly sealed there, too.)

To me it Looks like they are fishing for some more investment money.

A 100 mile one way range, empty, is pitifully for a vehicle like this.

It's a toy. To impress the neighbors.

How many 70's era 4x4 pickups can you purchase and restore for the price of this thing?



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