Bollinger’s badass EV utility trucks arrive in 2021

Bollinger’s badass EV utility trucks arrive in 2021

Unfortunately, that huge battery pack also translates into exceedingly long charging times. Even with a Level 2 (240V) charger, you’re looking at a good 8 – 10 hours to fully replenish the system. However if you can get access to a Level 3 commercial charger, you can completely refill the Bollinger’s batteries in just 75 minutes.

The B’s are not available as kits, Bollinger will only be selling them as finished vehicles, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to customize it to your heart’s desire. Pretty much everything on the B’s is removable. That includes the windows, the doors, the roof panels, the bumpers and the rear seats — even the windshield if you’re so inclined. You can practically strip these trucks to the frame and they’ll still function. Most of the body is made from aluminum to keep the weight down, though the company is looking into offering carbon fiber components in the future, as well as potentially a cab-on-chassis design where customers can customize their vehicle from the ground up.

If you do take out the rear seats, the B1 and B2 offer a total of 113 cubic feet of cargo space. And if you need to haul extremely long items, say 12-foot lengths of 2x4s, the Bollingers offer a clever passthrough system running the length of the vehicle. Since there’s no internal combustion engine in the way, you can flip down both the rear and the front tailgates to accommodate the long load.

adsfThe Bollingers are massive vehicles. They’re rated as Class 3 trucks, putting them on par with the likes of the Chevy Silverado 3500 or Dodge Ram 3500 (minus the dually). As such, the Bollingers do not come with airbags. “We simulate side pole impacts for both passengers and batteries,” Bollinger said. “Rollover is a big one [on account of the off-roading capabilities], and we also have to crash test for a number of things. We’re going to do a lot of due diligence safety work on top of what [the NHTSA] requires.”

The company is currently ramping up production on the B’s and hopes to have that completed by the end of next year with the first batch of deliveries made to pre-order customers by early 2021. If you want one for yourself, however, you’re going to need to pony up $125,000 for either model.

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