Jeep isn't the only one doing an off-road pickup.
Off-road SUVs are good. Off-road pickups, to a lot of enthusiasts, are even better. And some of those enthusiasts evidently work at a company called Bollinger.
Not to be confused with the champagne brand (which itself yielded a special-edition Range Rover Evoque), Bollinger Motors is the company behind the Bollinger B1. Now it's following up with an open-bed version called the B2 Pickup. And like the B1, it looks something along the lines of a Land Rover Defender, Ford Bronco, or (more to the point) a Jeep Wrangler – which itself is set to yield a pickup version soon as well.
Certified (like the B1) as a Class 3 work truck, the Bollinger B2 is rated for a gross weight of over 10,000 pounds, and can haul up to 5,000. But unlike the B2, it can fit a higher volume. Its pickup bed measures 5'9" long by 4'1" wide, helping it accommodate 4x8-foot sheet of plywood. And with the rear glass hatch open, it can swallow up to 72 of them.
Powertrain specs have yet to be revealed, but we're expecting them to mirror the smaller B1's, which packs dual electric motors to deliver 520 horsepower and 514 lb-ft of torque.
That's enough to propel the four-wheeler to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 100 mph. And with a 120-kWh battery pack, it's said to travel 200 miles on a single charge, returning the electric equivalent of 70.2 mpg. Plus it boasts 15 inches of ground clearance and 10 inches of wheel travel to traverse whatever terrain you might throw it into.
Bollinger expects to begin production of the B2 alongside the B1 at its new facility in Michigan (to which it recently relocated from upstate New York) in 2020, with full details (including specs and pricing) to be revealed sometime next year.