The Robust, Silent Kind
There are at the moment no electrical pickup vehicles available on the market. Contemplating the variety of gas-powered pickups bought every year, you’d assume there’d be demand for at the least one. Bollinger Motors, a startup that’s been growing it’s B1 Sport Utility Truck since 2014, now steps into the breach with the Bollinger B2 electrical pickup truck, simply as large and powerful and silent because the B1.
The aluminum physique is as angular and boxy as might be, with large Jeep Wrangler-like exterior hinges on all 4 doorways and squared-off wheel wells. The one factor spherical moreover the tires and wheels are the headlamps, though that might change within the last product.
Each autos make use of twin motors that collectively generate 520 horsepower and 514 pound-feet of torque driving, within the pickup’s case, two-and-a-half tons of steel. All-wheel-drive is normal.
Powering the motors is a 120-kWh battery pack that offers the prototype pickup an estimated 200-mile vary. Charging is thru the standard J1772 Port for Stage I and Stage 2, and a CCS Port for quick charging. Bollinger claims 10 hours to cost at Stage 2 and simply 75 minutes at Stage three DC fast-charging.
The specs are mind-boggling 15 inches of floor clearance, 10 inches of wheel journey, 5,001 kilos of payload capability and seven,500 kilos of towing means. The truck sports activities a hydro-pneumatic suspension and in-wheel portal gear hubs, too. It ought to have the ability to go anyplace.
The pickup, with its inner cab tailgate, can accommodate a Four x Eight sheet of plywood in its Four-foot-1 inch by 5-foot-9-inch mattress. However when you fold up the rear glass, you may carry 72 sheets, presumably weighing lower than the 5,001 kilos of payload. There’s even a 14-cubic-foot “frunk” up entrance.
The most important distinction between the B1 and B2 is in size. The B1 SUV is 171.5 inches lengthy on a 118.Eight-inch wheelbase. The B2 Pickup stretches to 207.5 inches lengthy on a 139-inch wheelbase! You’re not prone to discover good parking areas within the metropolis together with your B2, however on the open vary it ought to put different vehicles to disgrace.
Each the B1 and B2 are in prototype stage, however you may reserve one now—20,000 folks have already got. Manufacturing is predicted to start in 2020. See www.bollingermotors.com for particulars.
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