The Bollinger B1 costs nearly twice as much as the Rivian R1T.
Two years after the New York-based startup showed off prototypes of its potentially game-changing electric off-roaders, Bollinger finally revealed the all-electric B1 pickup truck and B2 SUV in production form last month. While Bollinger confirmed the specifications, it kept pricing details under wraps – until now. Surprisingly, the B1 and B2 will both start at $125,000 despite having different body styles. For that price, both models pack a 120-kWh battery mated to four electric motors, with one on each axle creating four-wheel drive.
This setup produces a combined output of 614 horsepower and 668 lb-ft of torque, enabling the B1 and B2 to hit 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds, top out at 100 mph, and deliver a 200-mile range. Those are some undeniably impressive specs, but don't expect many creature comforts. Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, and Bluetooth connectivity. Heated seats, glass roof panels, and a winch are also available.
Compared to other EVs on the market like the Tesla Model X and Jaguar I-Pace, the Bollinger B1 and B2 are decidedly off-road focused, offering unrivalled capability. The B1 offers a near 50:50 weight distribution, as well as a 52 approach angle and 43 departure angle. Both models also boast payloads of 5,201 pounds, towing capacities of 7,500 pounds, and 15-inches of ground clearance.
Since Bollinger announced the B1 and B2 two years ago, the company has faced stiff competition from the likes of Ford, Rivian, and Tesla, which are all building rival electric pickups. At $125,000, the Bollinger B1 costs nearly twice as much as the Rivian R1T electric pickup, which starts at $69,000.
For comparison, the Rivian R1T boasts four electric motors that deliver a combined output of 754 hp and 826 lb-ft of torque and an impressive 400-mile range. Production of the Bollinger B1 and B2 is set to begin in mid-2020, while customer deliveries will start in early 2021.