Last year, New York-based electric SUV startup Bollinger Motors introduced its battery-powered B1 off-roader at the Classic Car Club of Manhattan.
Fully Charged Show host Robert Llewellyn took a look at the 100% electric Bollinger B1 SUV at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017. He spoke with Jeff Holland, from Bollinger Motors, about this tough, practical and exciting car, one of the first electric all-terrain vehicles soon to go into production.
The Bollinger B1 incorporates a rugged, heavy-duty truck design with a classic, 3-box look that will resonate with contemporary and traditional off -road vehicle enthusiasts. At an overall length of 150 (in), a width of 76.5 (in) and a height 73.5 (in) the B1 has an impressive stance and a perfect 50/50 weight balance front to back and side to side. The dual-motor powertrain provides full-time all-wheel drive, with best in class horsepower, torque and ground clearance distinguishing it from every other truck currently on the market.
While the Bollinger B1 has impressive performance statistics generating 360 horsepower and a massive 472 lb-ft of torque. And with the instant torque provided courtesy of the electric drivetrain, the B1 has a noteworthy 0-60 time of just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 127 miles per hour. The B1 weighs in at just 3,900 lbs giving it a 10.8 power to weight ratio. With a payload capacity of 6,100 lbs, the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) checks in at just over 10,001 lbs.
The B1 employs a dual-motor powertrain configuration using front – and rear- mounted synchronous electric motors driving all four wheels, delivering up to 270 kW (360 hp) power. The production Bollinger B1 will offer two lithium ion battery pack options: 60 kWh or 100 kWh, producing either 120 miles or 200 miles in range.
The B1 has a J1772 universal connector for conventional 110V and 220V charging while Level 3 “DC Fast” charging is completed through a CHAdeMO protocol charge port on the vehicle’s fender. The battery pack compartments are encased in four layers of protection between metal casings and water tight seals which are engineered to withstand submersion under 3.3ft of water for 30 minutes, which is the industry standard for EVs.