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23rd of October 2018

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Bollinger B2 is an All-Electric, Aluminum-Bodied Pickup - Motor Trend

Bollinger Motors beat Jeep, Land Rover, and everyone else to the punch when it introduced an all-electric off-road SUV called the B1 a year ago. Now, the company is at it again with the B2 electric pickup that looks equally utilitarian. At this time, the New York-based EV maker has only released CAD renderings of the truck, but it hopes to build functional prototypes early next year.

Specs for the new pickup are pretty much the same as for the B1. Both aluminum-bodied vehicles have a front and rear motor enabling an output of 520 hp and 514 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is apparently good for a 0-60 time of 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 100 mph. Both vehicles receive a 120-kilowatt-hour battery pack and an estimated range of 200 miles per charge. The B2 is about 200 pounds heavier than the B1, but they can both tow 7,500 pounds. Of course, all-wheel drive is standard. Just like the B1, the B2 benefits from 15 inches of ground clearance.

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Of course, the biggest difference between the two models is in the rear. The pickup truck's bed measures 4-feet-1-inch wide by 5-feet-9-inches long. With the rear seats removed, the truck can carry 72 4x8 sheets of plywood, Bollinger claims. The pickup has the same pass-through doors as the SUV as well as the same frunk measuring 14 cubic feet.

Besides a gas tank, you'll notice a few other things are missing. The truck seats only four people, and if it's anything like the B1, you won't find modern accoutrements like a big touchscreen or soft dashboard panels. Oh, and Bollinger says the final vehicles won't have airbags, but they'll be engineered "to safety standards that exceed federal regulations using seat belts."

Pricing hasn't been announced yet. The B1 and B2 will enter production on the same assembly line in 2020. Buyers can reserve a B1 or B2 on Bollinger's website.

Source: Bollinger Motors

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