These days, one of the main characteristics of the automotive industry is that the electrification process is not very focused on pickup trucks. That’s no wonder, considering that we are talking about one of the most important segments of the industry. Several manufacturers already announced arrivals of their electric pickup trucks and one of them will be the 2021 Bolinger B2. Based on the B1 SUV, this model has attracted a lot of attention from traditional pickup drivers, as it really has many interesting things to offer. Of course, the most notable is its really unique styling, but we are actually talking about a pretty capable pickup truck, which will offer decent towing capacity, impressive payload capacity, long-range, great acceleration and more. We expect that the new model will hit the market sometime in the second half of the years, while the orders are already available.
2021 Bolinger B2 Design
The first thing we should mention about the 2021 Bolinger B2 is its styling. That’s by far the most distinctive thing about this model, which comes with extremely rudimental aesthetics. A super-cubic shape is the main characteristic of this model and after just one look at this pickup truck, the good old Land Rover Defender looks like a fancy city crossover. We can’t say if it’s bulletproof, but this pickup truck looks like a really military vehicle. The thing with this styling is that it is really old-school. While electric pickups usually tend to look futuristic, to accentuate their all-electric nature, this one goes in a completely opposite direction, with loads of retro vibes and the styling you can only see in WW2 movies, or eventually on roads of Siberia.
Mechanically, this pickup truck isn’t much different compared to the B1 SUV. Of course, it features a longer wheelbase, but the overall chassis setup is pretty much the same. The thing we particularly like about it is the suspension, as it offers plenty of adjustments. According to the manufacturer, the ground clearance can go from 10 to 20 inches. This promises excellent versatility and plenty of off-road potentials. Speaking about the off-road, you may also count on the two-speed transfer case, but we will get on it in the drivetrain section.
The cabin closely follows the retro vibes of the exterior design. Just one look is enough to realize that this cabin is all about functionality and that you won’t find anything that has something with modern aesthetics. The dashboard is super-simple, with just a couple of gauges, designed in an old-school manner, while the dashboard is flat and made from some pretty rugged piece of metal. The floor is completely flat, while there is no such thing as center console. We are pretty sure the last time you saw such layout in a pickup truck was at least 50 years ago, if not even more.
On the other side, no one can deny that the cabin is really spacious and functional. A double cab layout with a super-boxy shape guarantees plenty of head and legroom, while the cargo bed is spacious and also expansive. All in all, the 2021 Bolinger B2 is pretty much on par with traditional pickup trucks in terms of functionality.
2021 Bolinger B2 Drivetrain
Despite all the unusual design solutions, the drivetrain still remains the most interesting thing about every electric pickup truck. In this case, you may count on pretty much the same setup as in the B1 model. This means a combination of two electric motors. Each motor is mounted on each axle, so you may count on all-time 4×4. In terms of power, you may count on about 614 horsepower and 668 pound-feet of torque. Such amount of power should be enough to more this truck from zero to 60 in just 4.5 seconds, while the capabilities this company claims are also on a high level.
When it comes to towing capacity, the new 2021 Bolinger B2 will be able to tow around 7.500 pounds. That’s a decent number, while the number that looks really impressive is max payload capacity, which goes over 5000 pounds.
When it comes to battery life and recharging, the new truck will probably be able to make more than 200 miles on a single charge, which sounds pretty good. Also, you may count on a fast-charging option, so the truck will need just 75 minutes to recharge. On the other side, the standard outlet will probably require around 10 houses for a full recharge.
2021 Bolinger B2 Release Date and Price
According to the latest reports, the 2021 Bolinger B2 will hit the market sometime early in the next year. When it comes to the price, most sources suggest a sum of around 100.000 dollars. Still, that probably refers to hi-grade models. On the other side, there are some reports that suggest that base models will probably go around 60.000 dollars.