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Bollinger Motors B1 Electric SUV Is Ready to Take on Anything

by Shane McGlaun
Bollinger Motors B1 Electric SUV Is Ready to Take on Anythingzoom in

Bollinger Motors has unveiled an all-new electric SUV called the B1 and the truck is meant for serious off-roading. It looks a bit like a flattened Land Rover Defender to me, but this vehicle is driven by electric motors. Those motors make 360hp and 472 lb-ft. of torque, and the B1 has a full-time all-wheel drivetrain.

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Despite its size, it turns in a 0-60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds, along with a 127 mph top speed. It rides on big LT285/70/R17 tires, has adjustable ground clearance from 10″to 20″, and 10″ of travel per wheel. The truck can be submerged in 3.3-feet of water for 30 minutes before any electrics get wet. In other words, it should be up to just about any terrain you throw at it.

It’s convertible from a full cab to a half cab configuration and can handle up to 6,100 pounds of cargo. Plus, its rear is wide enough to hold full-size 4×8 sheets of plywood or drywall, or carry sticks of lumber thanks to a clever front-to-rear passthrough that takes advantage of the truck’s lack of a traditional engine.

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Bollinger will offer both 60 kWh pack or a 100 kWh battery packs giving either 120 miles or 200 miles per charge, respectively. Pricing is unannounced and deliveries will start in early 2018. A deposit of $1,000 will reserve you a B1 if you’re interested.

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