Bollinger Motors unveiled a battery-electric, all-wheel-drive vehicle: the B2 pickup truck. Its design was created based on the company's sport utility vehicle, the B1.
“The new B2 incorporates everything that we’ve learned in making the B1 and takes it in an exciting new direction,” said Bollinger Motors Founder Robert Bollinger. “It’s always been the plan to have both the B1 and B2 start off our lineup. Now that we have so much incredible data from testing our B1 prototype, we can put all of that engineering knowledge into our final four-door B1 and B2 vehicles. It’s the pickup I always wanted and something crazy better than what’s available on the market today.”
Both the original B1 and new B2 sport dual motors, all-wheel drive, hydropneumatic suspension, in-wheel portal gear hubs, a 120-kWh battery pack, large front trunk space, and patented pass-through doors for transporting long items.
Storage was a priority for the B2. The bed is 4 feet, 1 inch wide by 5 feet, 9 inches long. With the internal cab tailgate down, the B2 pickup can carry full 4-by-8-foot sheets of plywood. The rear glass also opens up like the B1, allowing storage to the top of the cab. The B2 can fit up to 72 sheets of 4-by-8 plywood.
Like the B1, the B2 will be a Class 3 work truck (10,001-pounds GVWR) with a hauling capability of 5,000 pounds.
Bollinger Motors recently relocated its headquarters from New York to Michigan to take full advantage of the automotive manufacturing network based in and around Detroit. Now in the final stages of engineering development for their first B1 truck, Bollinger Motors plans to manufacture the B2 on the same assembly line as the B1 in 2020. Bollinger Motors is announcing a full suite of vehicle options, pricing, and delivery details in 2019.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online
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