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Bollinger B2

Starting at $125,000 est

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By Eric Stafford

Overview

The all-electric Bollinger B2 looks primitive but had it reached production, it would have put traditional pickup trucks on notice thanks to its impressive capacities and incredible versatility. The B2 pickup was essentially a stretched version of the upstart brand's B1 SUV with a cargo bed out back. Unfortunately, in January 2022 Bollinger announced it was cancelling both the B1 and B2 models to focus on an electric delivery van instead. Bollinger said the B2's dual electric motors would have combined for 614 horsepower and 688 lb-ft of torque, which would help it tow up to 7500 pounds and carry a payload up to 5001 pounds. Its battery supported fast-charging capability and was estimated to provide a driving range of 200 miles. The B2 also boasted foldable and removable body panels that imitate the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Gladiator, and unlocked unrivaled flexibility.

EV Motor, Power, and Performance

Every B2 would have featured an all-wheel drive system made possible by two electric motors, one mounted at the front and the other mounted at the rear. Together they generated 614 horsepower and 668 lb-ft of torque; Bollinger claimed they would have propelled the B2 from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and enabled an estimated top speed of 100 mph. Bollinger also said the pickup truck would have a two-speed transfer case with high and low ranges for added off-road capability. Likewise, the B2 was said to have variable ground clearance that ranges from 10 to 20 inches. The electric pickup also had an estimated maximum tow capacity of 7500 pounds and a max payload of 5001 pounds.

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Range, Charging, and Battery Life

Bollinger had said its pickup truck would feature a 120-kWh battery pack that was expected to deliver an EPA-rated driving range of 200 miles. The company claimed the battery could be replenished in 10 hours using a 220-volt outlet, but it was also compatible with DC fast-charging that would have reduced that time to 75 minutes.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe

Although Bollinger estimated that the B2 pickup will earn 70 MPGe, the EPA hadn't announced actual fuel-economy figures.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

Versatility triumphed over comfort in the B2 pickup truck. One of the trucks's most defining features was a hollowed-out interior that allowed an item up to 16 feet long to pass through its center. The cabin also had a fold-away rear wall—yes, much like the "Midgate" on the original Chevy Avalanche—that opened it up and extended the 5-foot-9-inch cargo bed by more than two feet. Much like the aforementioned Jeep products, the B2 had removable body panels that included the doors, windows, roof panels, and windshield.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The list of infotainment and connectivity features was short and unremarkable. Along with standard Bluetooth, the B2 was slated to offer six 110-volt outlets and an unspecified audio system.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Since the B2 pickup would have been a Class 3 work truck, it bypassed certain government regulations that required airbags and crash-testing. Likewise, Bollinger's short list of cutting-edge features meant the B2 more than likely would have had few—if any—driver-assistance technology.

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