In 2019, Bollinger Motors boldly brought forward the B1 and B2; a fully electric truck and SUV pair that promised unique innovations, and boxy looks that would make any Land Rover Defender fan palpitate. We even chatted with CEO Robert Bollinger about those vehicles. Yet even as 2019 wasn’t really all that long ago, the automotive landscape is already drastically different, and promises to be even more different in the years to come. The Corvette moved its engine around. Ford no longer sells passenger cars in America. And Dodge is having something to do with electric vehicles. Moreover, there’s been incredible disruption in the electric truck and SUV space, the very arenas where Bollinger promised to compete in. The well-funded Rivian R1T, relatively affordable Ford F-150 Lightning, and upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV have since debuted or began production before Bollinger can bring either the B1 and B2 to market.
Somewhere in the short timeline of all these new electric truck revelations, Bollinger flinched.
Officially, and effective immediately, Bollinger Motors is shuffling the B1 and B2 to the bottom of product deck, as the company chooses instead to focus on commercial electric vehicle solutions for GVWR classes 3-6.
“We started Bollinger Motors in 2015 with a dream and a desire to make the best trucks possible,” said CEO Robert Bollinger. “We’ve put countless hours of hard work and passion into making something that makes us proud. However, today, we’re postponing the consumer trucks’ development and shifting our focus to commercial trucks and fleets.”
Bollinger confirmed in a press release that anyone who placed a deposit on the B1 and B2 will receive a refund
Bollinger Motors Is Already Developing Electric Commercial Vehicle Chassis
Bollinger Motors has been working on the development of its commercial-grade Chass-E electric chassis, so the shelving of the B1 and B2 will help dial in the focus of the company’s personnel. Spanning between multiple GVWR weight classes, the Bollinger Chass-E-3 is said to have a payload of up to 8,000 lbs, Chass-E-4 a payload up to 9,000 lbs, and the Chass-E-5 a payload up to 11,500 lbs. All three Bollinger Chass-E platforms pull their energy from patent-pending Bollinger Motors 700-volt battery packs, available in 140, 210, and 280 kWh sizes. The bandwidth makes the electric chassis a strong zero-emissions solution for several use cases.
Bollinger Motors also debuted its Deliver-E van last summer, with varying battery sizes between 70, 105, 140, 175, and 210 kWh. The Deliver-E van spans between Class 2b and Class 5.