Bollinger B1 Electric Truck On Fully Charged – Video

FEB 12 2018 BY MARK KANE 15

Fully Charged once again takes us back to the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show where the Bollinger B1 was one of the stars of the show.

Bollinger B1

This one of the most interesting and maybe even the first true all-electric, off-road vehicle that’s production bound.

With two electric motors and a 100 kWh battery (there is option for a smaller 60 kWh pack) it should be pretty capable, especially with that electric drivetrain that’s known for being exceptional in off-road situations.

The Electric Sport Utility Truck seems solid and offers a lot of space inside.

In addition to the U.S., the Bollinger B1 will be available in Europe,too.

“Robert Llewellyn takes a look at the 100% electric Bollinger B1 ‘sport utility truck’ at the Los Angeles Motor Show in 2017. He chats with Jeff Holland, from Bollinger Motors, about this tough, practical and exciting car, one of the first electric all terrain vehicles soon to go into production.”


Bollinger B1 spec

Bollinger B1

Bollinger B1

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Sounds exciting but when is it supposed to hit production ?

Does that steering wheel look like it will support an air bag?

Why would it need to? Anything you hit, you’re just going to go straight through =)

Also, due to the weight of this truck, it isn’t required to meet most of the safety standards of passenger vehicles.

Yes, it’s been previously reported that one of the reasons Bollinger is making this vehicle to be classed as a heavy truck is so they can skirt the very stringent modern requirements for safety in passenger vehicles.

But just because they can legally ignore any and all passenger safety regulations, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to do so!

I want one of these so badly I can taste it.

I have no objection at all to utilitarian design, but I would be very concerned about the lack of safety in this vehicle. There isn’t even a padded dash. And from the look of it, I’m guessing there are no air bags.

The interior reminds me of the sort of trucks I drove when on my grandpa’s farm, back in the seventies… and those were old vehicles at the time.

Would it really cost that much for Bollinger to add a padded dash, padded steering wheel, and some air bags?

Installing the safety devices is the cheap part in a low production number car. It is crash testing them to prove the safety devices work (and re-engineering them when they don’t) that costs so much.

That is why a 3 wheeler classed as a motorcycle is so much cheaper at about $10K.

Wow – pretty darn cool! Surprised it has only a 35 MPH top speed though – pretty limiting just for off road and a pure toy. At least with some other ICE vehicles that are worthy off road they still can be driven to their off road destinations on the Highway. It would be nice to see it as a Highway worthy vehicle.

It doesn’t have a top speed of 35 mph.

In AWD Lo (rock climbing mode) it has a top speed of 32 mph.

In regular mode it will do regular highway speeds.

It looks homemade, or at best like a kit car you put together yourself. Too bad it’s not likely priced like that or at least an actual kit you can build yourself and save some money. If it were super inexpensive, it would be a smash hit, but at the prices I expect, I think they need to refine it quite a bit more.

We shall see. I could be totally wrong…

And you know this because of all the Kit Cars you’ve built?

Sometimes to achieve simplicity, you must exert great effort.

This design is the absolute anti-thesis of a Tesla design that’s always about maximizing range through optimized aerodynamics. So it probably looks cooler than any Tesla truck likely will but probably not the right choice for typical SUV use, i.e. road use only.

Love the versatility of this thing though, great option for those who need the impressive off road capabilities.

This thing would be awesome if you had a rural/mountain home that was off the grid, but powered by solar panels.

Enough range to enjoy the outdoors or run to a nearby town for groceries, and capability for going over rocks and rough roads.


I could see a snow plow hanging off the front of this thing doing parking lots, its gotta be a blast to drive.
I sincerely wish these guys success in carving out their niche in the market place.