- Bollinger Motors, a Michigan-based electric-vehicle startup, revealed near-production designs of its B1 SUV and B1 pickup on Thursday.
- The pickup and SUV still have the same boxy Hummer-esque styling as before, but with some key engineering and aesthetic changes.
- The B1 and B2 are set to begin production in late 2021 and have a starting price of $125,000.
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Bollinger officially debuted the rugged, high-end EVs in fall 2019, shortly before Tesla unveiled a likely competitor with its Cybertruck. With production of the $125,000 vehicles set to begin in late 2021, Bollinger has nearly finalized their designs.
The latest renderings show the same boxy Hummer-meets-Land-Rover aesthetic as before, but with some key tweaks to body shape. A far cry from the sleek, futuristic styling of upcoming electric trucks like the GMC Hummer EV, Rivian R1T, or Lordstown Endurance, the Bollinger B1 and B2 are set to look like nothing else on the road when they hit streets.
Check out Bollinger’s “production-intent” designs:.
Bollinger raised the truck’s beltline – where the windows meet the doors – to create more space under the frunk and to add more head clearance for passengers.
Bollinger also improved the cooling system, which allowed for some major changes to the vehicle’s front end.
A new radiator setup let’s it do away with the air vents that previously surrounded each headlight …
… and significantly widen the frunk.
Bollinger also shifted the B-pillar forward – making the rear door wider and the front door skinnier – which should make it easier for rear passengers to get in and out of the vehicle.
But that change meant Bollinger had to do away with its simple sliding-glass windows in favor of equally utilitarian manual-crank windows.
The windshield, side windows, and rear window are all now taller to increase headroom and make the vehicle look more proportional.
Finally, the pickup’s bed is now separate from the rest of the body, which Bollinger said will make it easier to repair or replace. It also means Bollinger can sell trucks without the bed for commercial applications.