The ACT Expo was held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California from 30 August to 2 September. The Bollinger B1 SUV and Bollinger B2 pickup truck were the featured highlights from the brand at the Auto Expo. With this, the company also showcased the modularity of B2 Chass-E Cab and Chass-E drivetrain for fleet electrification and commercial applications. This gave us a closer look at the off-road-oriented all-electric vehicles B1 and B2.

Bollinger Motors is making waves across the industry with its new B1 SUV and B2 pickup truck electric vehicles. Although a primitive design is evident in both Bollingers, these new electric vehicles have the capabilities to redefine what it means to own an electric off-road vehicle. Bollinger Motor recently took part in the 2021 ACT Expo.

“We’ll be showcasing the B1 and B2 and the modularity of our B2 Chass-E Cab and Chass-E drivetrain for fleet electrification and commercial applications.” - Bollinger Statement

The ACT Expo is an acronym for the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, which is an event focused on advanced transportation technology and a clean fleet that brings together OEMs, suppliers, and progressive leaders in the industry under one roof. The expo showcases the advanced technologies, vehicle debuts, and announcements from the leaders in the industry. 

For 2021, the ACT Expo event took place at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California over a stretch of 4 days starting from August 30 extending to September 2. More than 75 advanced technology clean vehicles including a dozen of debuts were featured this year at the ACT Expo. Major brands like GM, Nissan, Volvo, and Ford participated in the event showcasing their EVs.

A closer look at the Bollinger B2 (truck) and B1 (SUV) puts on light their rugged appearance which has been achieved without compromising high-quality and keeping the design clean. Both the truck bed and frunk of the B2 pickup are spacious. The chamfer that flows along the beltline of both Bollingers looks like a clear separation of the glass-panel-dominated top than the section below the beltline. 

The B2 electric pickup truck can carry a 16-foot cargo through a patented full-length pass-through. On the other hand, the raised beltline of the B1 electric sport utility truck adds to the frunk space, while raising the overall occupant head clearance. The interiors are kept rugged and intact with no use of leather or extremely plush materials. The B1 (SUV) also has a passthrough tunnel from the frunk to the cargo area allowing it too to hold longer items

Both the Bollinger B1 and B2 feature an AWD twin-motor setup. This powertrain has an output of 614 hp along with 668 lb-ft of torque allowing for both to have a 0-60 mph of just 4.5 seconds. Both have a two-speed transfer case and a ground clearance of up to 15 inches and 10-inch wheel travel. Both also have a Bollinger estimated driving range of up to 200 miles, and both are compatible with DC fast-charging that will give a full charge within 75 minutes.

Model Specs

Bollinger B1

Bollinger B2

Price

$125,000

$125,000

Powertrain

Dual Motor, 1 Front and 1 Rear

Dual Motor, 1 Front and 1 Rear

Power(hp)

614 hp

614 hp

Toque(lb.-ft.)

668 lb.-ft.

668 lb.-ft.

Top Speed

100mph

100mph

0-60 mph

4.5 seconds

4.5 seconds

Battery

142 kWh battery pack

142 kWh battery pack

Drivetrain

All-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive

Range

200 mile(est.)

200 mile(est.)

Top Speed

250 mph

250 mph

Range

620 miles

620 miles

Ground Clearance

15-inches

15-inches

Wheel Travel

10-inches

10-inches

Charging time(est.)

10-hour with Level 2 charging/75 minutes with Level 3 DC Fast-charging

10-hour with Level 2 charging/75 minutes with Level 3 DC Fast-charging

Although the Bollinger B1 and Bollinger B2 are exciting enough, they would face tough competition from rivals like Rivian that has brought in R1S and R1T models, Tesla’s Cybertruck, Hummer EVs, and Ford F-150 Lightning. While these competitors deliver much more horsepower and torque figures, Bollinger has taken down a different approach imparting exceptional off-road dominance in its models.

The Bollinger B1 and B2 are priced higher as well at a price of $125,000, with a chassis cab available for $110,000. Furthermore, it has announced plans to sell Class 4 and Class 5 electric commercial trucks that shall enhance payload capacities up to 11,000 pounds with maximum cargo capacities of over 1200 cu.-ft.