While it may have seemed like a wild idea a decade ago, manufacturers are starting to pump out their own take on what an electric pickup truck should be. With automakers such as Ford, General Motors, Rivian and Tesla all slated to release EV trucks in the coming model years, no one is quite sure who is going to define the segment. That is unless we are talking about Class 3 trucks, a corner of the market currently occupied by Bollinger Motors. Following the launch of their B1 SUV and B2 pickup models last year, the Ferndale-based automaker have just unveiled the new Bollinger B2 Chassis Cab.
The Bollinger B2 Chassis Cab joins the automakers lineup as the world’s first Class 3 all-electric chassis-cab truck. Built on the same E-Chassis as the other two Bollinger products, the Bollinger B2 Chassis Cab features a dual motor layout, with one at each axle, mated to a 120 kWh battery pack. Total output for the two motors is 614 horsepower and 668 pound feet of torque. The platform offers up to 200 miles of range in the B1 SUV and B2 pickup applications, and should be similar with the chassis-cab and cutaway cab variants. The Bollinger vehicles have a quoted 10 hour charging time with a 220-volt plug, or 75 minutes via a DC fast charger.
Available in both two door and four door configuration, Chassis-Cab variant aims to be fully customizable to the needs of commercial owners. Bollinger will even be offering various wheelbase lengths to better suit different commercial applications. There’s even complete power system controls to provide tools and equipment with some needed juice.
Bollinger’s Chassis Cab will be made available to commercial outfitters in late 2021, though pricing information hasn’t been made available at this time. Considering that the Bollinger B1 and B2 models currently retail for $125,000, we don’t expect the B2 Chassis Cab variant to be cheap by any means.
It will be interesting to see how commercial truck buyers react to the Bollinger B2 Chassis Cab. With a 5,000 pound payload capacity and a 7,500 pound towing capacity, it is far less capable than something like a Ram 3500 chassis cab, which starts at $34,750.