While most electric vehicles tend to look futuristics, the 2021 Bollinger B2 is a completely different story. This model comes with a pretty rudimental look, but it is actually a pretty advanced vehicle, which comes with a powerful powertrain and pretty advanced suspension setup, which ensures an excellent balance between comfort and capabilities.
At this point, we are still waiting for pricing details, but we know for sure it will come with a competitive tag. More importantly, this will be one of the most capable Class 3 trucks around, offering 5.000 pounds of the max payload capacity. The launch is expected for the first half of next year.
2021 Bollinger B2 Design
When it comes to the base design, the first thing you’ll notice is the truck’s look, which is extremely distinctive. The sheet metal looks like it was borrowed from some military vehicle and it brings a lot of retro vibes. Practically, this is nothing more than a stretched version of the B1 SUV model, which was presented a little bit earlier. The front end looks practically the same, while the rest of the cabin utilizes typical truck design solutions.
While the look is pretty rudimental, things are completely different under the skin. This truck features a strong and capable chassis, as well as a pretty advanced and pretty interesting suspension setup. We are talking about cross-linked hydropneumatic suspension shoulders, which offers ground clearance that goes between 10 and 20 inches. Furthermore, such a design means that there is no need for an anti-roll bar, which in practice means plenty of control on each wheel. The suspension is self-leveling and the company claims that the ride quality doesn’t change, no matter how much load is in the cargo bed.
The rudimental story continues on the inside. You won’t find anything fancy here, but rather old-school gauges and controls, that closely resemble some old WW2 military trucks. There are few gauges and switches in front of the driver and that’s about everything you get on the dashboard, The rest is super-flat and without any details, as you can notice. The floor is completely flat and there is no console between the seats. That may look way too simple but it’s actually highly beneficial in terms of the passenger space, which is more than generous in this case.
While the cabin generally looks extremely basic, we definitely like the seats. Of course, we are talking about bucket ones, the same that can be found in the SUV sibling. Also, the battery is located completely under the floor, the interior space isn’t compromised at all.
2021 Bolinger B2 Drivetrain and Performances
Just like the SUV sibling, the 2021 Bolinger B2 also comes with a couple of electric motors, one for each axle. Each one is good for about 307 horsepower, making the total output of 614 horsepower and 688 pound-feet of torque. That will be enough to move this large truck from zero to sixty in just 4.5 seconds. More importantly, you may count on 5.001 pounds of max payload, while the max towing capacity will go around 7.500 pounds.
We’ve already mentioned that the battery sits under the floor. It has a capacity of 120 kWh which. According to the company is enough for 200 miles on a single charge or 10 hours of off-roading. Speaking of charging, you may count on a fast-charging option as well, though the details are still unavailable.
2021 Bolinger B2 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Bolinger B2 sometime in the first half of the next year. Base models will probably go around 60.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, there are numerous new electric trucks that are coming, starting from the Cybertruck, Rivian R1T, Nikola Badger and others.