The upcoming boxy-shaped 2021 Bollinger B1 SUV looks like some old off-roader from the Mad Max movies, with angular angles and rugged shape. However, the new model will deliver a modern all-electric engine, which produces 614 hp. Design-wise. the B1 reminds of the original Ford Bronco, as well as the Land Rover Defender. Also, the B1 SUV will be produced together with the B2 pickup truck, and both models will be able to provide up to 200 miles of driving range.
The forthcoming SUV is a practical vehicle, so the cabin won’t include any special features and luxuries. The starting price of the 2021 B1 model will be $125,000. Furthermore, the company will introduce the brand-new heavy-duty architecture – the E-Chassis. This platform will underpin both b1 and B2 as well.
2021 Bollinger B1 Engine, Driving Range
Under the hood of 2021 Bollinger B1 will be two electric motors. one at the front axle and the second mounted on the rear. The combination produces 614 hp. Moreover, the all-wheel drive is the standard setup. The company expects a 4.5 seconds 0-60 mph acceleration. The SUV comes with a two-speed transfer case, that provides both high and low range for the AWD system. Furthermore, the two-speed transfer case, in combination with 15-inch ground clearance, will provide good off-road capabilities for the upcoming B1.
The towing capacity is rated at 7,500 pounds, while the payload is 5,200 pounds. The 120 kWh battery pack will provide up to 200 miles of driving range. Also, the B1 employs a 110-volt or 220-volt outlets, and the DC fast-charging option is available as well. The company stated that the full charge takes about 75 minutes with the DC fast-charger. If you use the 220-volt outlet, the charging time takes approximately 10 hours. However, the precise info regarding the 110-volt outlet is still unknown. The fuel economy figures are not announced yet, but Bollinger claims that the B1 will return 70 MPGe.
Interior and Price
As for the cabin of 2021 Bollinger B1, the design is pretty simplistic, almost without any decorative element. But, it accommodates up to four adult passengers and provides more than enough room for each one. Every passenger seat comes with an individual bucket, while the rear seats fold and flip up against the side window. As a result, the SUV provides even more space, for some additional cargo.
Furthermore, the forthcoming model comes with a unique pass-through form the cabin to the front trunk, which enables storing of extremely long items. For the open-air fans, the B1 offers removable doors, side windows, and windshields. But, if you like a more controlled climate-control system, the air conditioning is part of standard equipment. Still, the infotainment and audio system info is unknown at the moment. But, we know that the SUV and B2 pickup will include Bluetooth as a standard feature. The revealed photos don’t show any touchscreens or in-dash navigation.
Well, don’t expect to see some Tesla-like connectivity features neither. The B1 SUV is a Class 3 work truck. Therefore, it avoids specific government regulations that require airbags and crash-testing. As we mentioned above, the starting price will be around $125,000. The production of the B1 and B2 models will start later this year.