We've been excited aboutsince they debuted a couple of years ago, and now, finally, we're getting an idea of how much they're going to cost. Friends, the news ain't good.
Despite looking like an affordable, rugged and environmentally friendly way to tackle the trails, Bollinger announced that pricing for its B1 and B2 models would start at a fairly eye-watering $125,000.
I'll pause for you so you can carefully wipe up the coffee that you just sprayed all over your laptop.
For comparison, in the fancy off-roading category, $125,000 will buy you a lot. Want an entry-level Land Cruiser and all the wild overlanding crap you could imagine? Yep.? Or how about a loaded with all the trail-tough fixins'?
In the electric department, you're pretty much outta luck until more affordable (and livable-looking) R1T and R1S come out, unless you wanna fight . And you know what? He's old, but good luck with that, bud.
What exactly is Bollinger giving you for all that money, since we know it's not trying to offset the cost of exotic body panel tooling? Well, a lot actually, if you're a serious off-roader. You get cool stuff like portal axles (which don't often see their way to production vehicles for public use -- think), a two-speed gearbox for high and low range and a range somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 miles.
Bollinger is currently accepting $1,000 deposits for its vehicles with plans to get them into production in 2020 with the first customer deliveries in 2021.