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Bollinger Motors shows off new four-door electric truck prototypes

Michigan startup Bollinger Motors has unveiled a four-door model of each of its forthcoming electrical vans, the B1 and B2. Clad in all black, the brand new prototypes Bollinger revealed on Thursday present the startup has been fascinated with increasing its choices earlier than it even will get into manufacturing, which has been pushed again to subsequent 12 months.

The four-door B1 (which is formed like a Jeep Wrangler) and B2 (which is longer and has a pickup mattress) can have the identical specs because the two-door variations since they’ll share the identical powertrain. That means they’ll have a dual-motor setup that may generate round 614 horsepower, which pull energy from a 120kWh battery pack that ought to final for about 200 miles. The vans have a high velocity of 100 miles per hour and may go from zero to 60 mph in simply 4.5 seconds.

But folks (probably) gained’t purchase these vans for his or her velocity. Instead, Bollinger Motors’ vans usually tend to discover houses on a farm or in a worksite setting. With that in thoughts, the Bollinger Motors vans have a regular floor clearance of 15 inches (with 5 inches of wiggle room on both aspect), a 5,201-pound payload capability, and a 7,500-pound towing capability. The vans even have a two-speed Hi/Lo gearbox, which ought to assist with off-roading.

All this mentioned, Bollinger Motors has nonetheless not introduced closing pricing for both truck, and deliveries gained’t begin till 2021.

The Verge first visited Bollinger Motors again in 2017 forward of the B1’s debut, again when the startup was nonetheless housed in a storage in mainly the center of nowhere in Central New York. Bollinger Motors has since moved its headquarters to Detroit and is looking for a brand new spherical of funding to have the ability to transfer ahead into manufacturing.

Bollinger Motors had been working with fellow Michigan engineering outfit Optimal to prepared the startup’s vans for manufacturing, however a spokesperson says that relationship has ended. Bollinger Motors can also be nonetheless looking for the funding it can want so as to get into manufacturing, which means that regardless of the brand new prototypes, there may nonetheless be an extended technique to go till any closing model of the B1 or B2 hits the street.

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