That’s right, electric cars can punish off-road trails when fitted with the right gear

Ten years ago, nobody would have thought that the concepts of overlanding and off-roading will match the personality of an electric car. Yet EV technology has been making fast progress, to such an extent that we now have companies like Atlis, Rivian, or Bollinger, who are mixing and matching electrical powertrains with off-road or utilitarian vehicles. As we said Atlis has the XT pickup truck, Rivian is making waves with the R1T truck and R1S SUV, and there’s also Bollinger, with its B1 and B2 pickup-SUV combo. Now, Rivian already offers a couple of interesting overlanding solution for its pickup, but Bollinger takes this practice one step further with virtually infinite customization possibilities for its vehicles.

Bollinger Motors Overlanding Concepts

Now, Bollinger’s B1 and B2 vehicle are already as rugged as they come thanks to a basic design that’s meant to place all the emphasis on practicality and off-road ability. In other words, they’re pretty capable off-roaders in standard spec, without further mods. However, the Detroit-based startup thought about a simple concept, that has to do with your clientele type. That is, not every customer will buy a Bollinger B1 or B2 for the same purpose, and some might want to take their cars way off the beaten path. Moreover, looking at the new custom designs, Bollinger might even be inclined to explore the car fleet market, with a focus on rescue and assistance vehicles.

From what we can tell from the said designs, Bollinger can fit the B1 and B2 with tubular doors, off-road lighting rigs, towing hooks, and winches, protective headlight grilles, roof racks, a rear-mounted spare tire as well as beefed-up sculpted wheel arches with extra protection. That’s just the add-on list for the B1. The B2 pickup truck is also in line for new goodies, including a side ladder that goes up to the roof and two water containers positioned next to the spare wheel.

Now, it’s not everything milk and honey. Bollinger says these accessories are in the works and doesn’t provide any other info like price or an estimate availability timeframe. The company also mentioned that these add-ons have been designed based on requests, comments, and conversations taking place within the brand’s online and social media community. In any case, it would be very interesting to see how these renderings become reality but also if Bollinger is indeed looking at the possibility of providing utility trucks equipped for a specific purpose. For example, some of the renderings show a safari-ready truck with extra seats, a lifeguard-equipped truck, and a weather research vehicle that’s fitted with radars and antennas.

Regardless of which vehicle you pick, Bollinger will fit it with a 120 kWh battery pack that powers a dual-motor setup (one on each axle) making 614 horsepower and 668 lb-ft of torque. For both the B1 and B2, top speed resides at 100 mph, with the 0-60 mph (96 km/h) sprint taking place in 4.5 seconds. You can check out a detailed spec list of the two Bollingers below.

Bollinger B1 & B2 Specs

Battery 120 kWh
Range 200 miles
Consumption 70.2 MPGe (estimated)
Power 614 horsepower
Torque 668 pound-feet
0-60 mph 4.5 seconds
Power/weight ratio 7.8
Ground clearance 15 inches
Wheel travel 10 inches
Payload capacity 5,001 pounds
Towing capacity 7,500 pounds
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