Bollinger's B1 is an all electric sport utility truck



created from a clean sheet using a lightweight aluminum architecture, the bollinger ‘B1’ is changing the truck segment by building the world’s first fully working prototype of an all-electric sport utility truck. the ‘B1’ is painted in a special ‘gunhouse’ grey, which is a nod to the road where the development work was completed, with black accents and a black satin wheel finish to complete the exterior appearance.

FEATURES


bollinger’s ‘B1’ electric sports utility truck vehicle incorporates a rugged, heavy-duty truck design with a classic, three-box look that will resonate with off-road vehicle enthusiasts. at an overall length of 150 in, a width of 76.5 in and a height 73.5 in, the B1 has an impressive stance and a perfect 50 / 50 weight balance front to back, and side to side. the dual-motor powertrain provides full-time all-wheel drive, with exceptional horsepower, torque and ground clearance.

FUNCTIONALITY



the electric truck’s chassis rides on mud terrain ‘LT285/70/R17’ tires with high offset aluminum wheels, for go anywhere traction and performance. the wheels are attached with eight lugs to knuckle-housed, geared axle hubs, which allow the entire suspension system to be raised on the chassis giving it the ability to clear almost any off-road obstruction. the regenerative braking system consists of 11.75 inch vented inboard discs and four-piston calipers.
while the ‘B1’ boasts serious off-roading credentials, it also has impressive performance statistics generating 360 horsepower, and 472 lb-ft of torque. with the instant torque provided courtesy of the electric drivetrain, the electric truck has a 0 – 60 time of just 4.5 seconds, and a top speed of 127 miles per hour. the ‘B1’ employs a dual-motor powertrain configuration using front- and rear- mounted synchronous electric motors driving all four wheels, delivering up to 270 kW (360 hp) power. the production model will offer two lithium-ion battery pack options: 60 kWh or 100 kWh, producing either 120 miles or 200 miles.
the bollinger has a ‘J1772’ universal connector for conventional 110 V and 220 V charging, while level 3 ‘DC fast’ charging is completed through a chademo protocol charge port located on the vehicle’s fender. the battery pack compartments are encased in four layers of protection between metal casings and water tight seals which are engineered to withstand submersion under 3.3 ft of water for 30 minutes, the industry standard for EVs.
the ‘gunhouse’ grey color and black accents are carried through to the interior with black leather seats. designed with the rugged outdoorsman in mind, this vehicle seats up to four occupants wrapped in a steel passenger safety cage. for ease of cleanup the interior can be fully hosed down, as all of the instruments have rubber seals and gaskets and polyurethane-coated floor pans.
the minimalist interior provides only the necessary controls to operate the vehicle both on and off road. the generous use of aluminum continues into the occupant cabin and is featured along the instrument panel. this has four prominent circular gauges including a digital readout for ready status, range updates, charging status and warning signals. a mechanical speedometer is employed with an odometer inset; a battery level indicator; turn signals; and there’s also a unique mechanical tachometer which displays the average of the two motor’s revolutions per minute. all of the gauges have chrome bezels, black backgrounds and white numbering and lettering giving it a clean and classic look
above the passthrough sits a gauge-style, marine radio stereo receiver. the in-dash waterproof receiver has bluetooth capability with am / fm radio, aux input for mp3 players, and SD / USB flash readers. sound from the unit is directed to four speakers inside the cabin. to the right side of the passthrough are twin 110 volt power outlets which allow occupants to hook up their electronic devices, camping equipment, power tools or whatever the adventure calls for.

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