Bollinger reveals electric B2 pickup, B1 SUV
Both feature an extremely square body made of riveted aluminum panels.
American startup Bollinger Motors has formally revealed its all-electric B1 SUV and B2 pickup.
Both are designed with an extremely square shape, evoking the original Hummer but even flatter than the iconic military SUV. The duo is essentially built around one truck design, modified at the rear end to fit more passengers or a cargo bed.
On paper, the pickup and SUV promise 614 horsepower, 668 pound-feet of torque, a 7,500-pound towing capacity and 200-mile range estimate.
Unlike fellow Michigan-based startup Rivian, Bollinger does not appear to have any big-money investors or backing from a major automaker. The company intends to be only a niche automaker, however, presumably akin to Rezvani or Ariel.
The square bodies fit with a pragmatic manufacturing strategy, eliminating the need for expensive stamping machines, however it is unclear if the company is fully prepared for volume manufacturing.
Bollinger hopes to start production sometime next year. The company still hasn't announced pricing, but it could be near or past the six-figure mark. Like the multitude of other small companies planning to build EVs, the startup's ambitions will be shrouded with skepticism until vehicles are delivered to buyers.