The Bollinger B1 truck looks to electrify the dirt world
The Bollinger B1 truck looks to electrify the dirt world
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The Bollinger B1 truck looks to electrify the dirt world

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[MUSIC] [MUSIC] This is the Bollinger B-1, an all-electric, all-wheel drive SUV. And if the spec sheet is to be believed, this is gonna be one tough cookie. The B-1 will be available with either 120 or 200 miles of range It supports two 20 volt charging for a full tank of go-go juice in about eight hours or you can go high-speed with CHAdeMO charging. You can also charge it through a standard household outlet but that's gonna take forever and is pretty much a fools errand. The electric motors and inverters are water cooled with radiators situated directly above the wheels. The B1 looks a lot like a Defender 110 with a similar wheel base but even fewer style lines. Simple gauges line the dashboard and, like the Defender, it has some killer geometry. A 56 degree approach angle and 53 degree departure angle dwarfs those of the Jeep Rubicon and leaves the Ford Raptor in the dust. And you wanna talk about ride height? Its hydropneumatic suspension is adjustable up to 20 inches, with portal axils, locking differentials in the front and rear, and some BF Goodrich tires. With no combustion engine in front, that space is converted to storage, complete with a front tailgate. There's a pass through from the front trunk to the cabin and through the rear tailgate for 12 linear feet of utility. So why throw an electric drive train into such a vehicle? Instant torque, baby. The B1 can put out 470 pounds of twist, and that is available as soon as the driver touches the throttle. Combined with dual motors, this beauty should be a beast when it comes to low speed rock crawling. And how does 360 equivalent horsepower sound to you? Cuz it sounds pretty darn good to me. Of course no one is actually driven the Bollinger be one yet so whether or not it can deliver on its spec sheet remains to be seen but I volunteer to be first. [MUSIC]

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