Updates to original concept claimed to improve pure-electric SUV and pick-up’s functionality.
Bollinger Motors has released pictures of production-ready versions of its B1 SUV and B2 pick-up ahead of first deliveries beginning in 2021.
Said to have benefited from numerous detailed changes over the first concepts that were shown to the world back in 2017, the new Bollinger B1 and B2 keep their basic utilitarian boxy looks.
The biggest difference is said to have involved designers raising the beltline and moving the B-pillar to aid entry and exit from the second row of seats.
The original’s sliding windows have also been dumped, replaced by more conventional wind-down glass that is both lighter and equally robust.
Helping maintain the concept’s squared-off proportions, the glass is now taller than before which is said to improve visibility and aesthetics. Despite looking similar, the front-end design is all-new too, with engineers reworking it to house a smaller radiator behind the bumper.
This prompted designers to move the headlights further outboard, while the tail-lights are moved to the outer edges too – giving the Bollinger an unusual symmetry front-to-rear.
The Bollinger B2 adopts most of the SUV’s changes but now comes with a bed separate to the cab, making it easier to replace and enabling the US firm to offer its customers a cab-chassis.
Beneath the skin, both the Bollinger B1 and B2 come with two electric motors that provide all-wheel drive.
From launch, Bollinger says it will offer both models with a total output of 458kW and 905Nm of torque that allows them to hit 100km/h from standstill in less than 4.5 seconds.
Even with a massive energy-dense 142kWh battery pack, Bollinger claims the range will only be around 320km whether you choose the SUV or big ute.
Other details that have been recently confirmed is the maximum payload will be 2360kg, with a tow capacity of 3400kg.
Key features include removeable doors and rear seats and roof panels. As standard the Bollinger B1 and B2 get 17-inch rims, air-conditioning, Bluetooth and six 110V power outlets.
Options include a winch, glass roof panel, heated seats and ‘pass through’ panels that allow objects as long as five metres to be carried in the B1 and six metres in the B2.
Pricing is tipped to kick off at a $US125,000 ($A166,000). There’s still no word on export plans, but the Bollinger B1 and B2 have both been confirmed for right-hand drive.
News Source: Motoring