JUST one month after unveiling the first Bollinger B1 full-electric 4x4 in New York, the start-up company has released a sketch of a four-door version of the purpose-built utility vehicle.
“We always wanted to make a four-door version of the B1,” said Robert Bollinger, designer and CEO.
“And our assistant designer Ross Compton and I developed a great sketch. The vehicle still has great proportions and its amazing off-road capabilities remain intact since we only had to stretch the chassis by nine inches (229mm).”
The four-door B1 has a wheelbase of 2896mm as opposed to the original B1’s 2467mm, yet maintains the same 394mm of ground clearance and 56-degree approach and 53-degree departure angles, while the rampover angle is now 31 degrees. Wheel travel for the height adjustable suspension is 254mm.
Bollinger’s in-house-made aluminium chassis employs full independent suspension, detachable swaybars, massive inboard-mounted disc brakes, and hub-reduction portal axles. Helping with ground clearance and traction are 285/70 17 BFG Mud Terrain tyres. Power comes from a pair of electric motors offering a choice of 60kWh or 100kWh, with 193km or 322km range between charges.
Bollinger is now setting up for production of the B1 in America and orders are being taken for the first vehicles. Unfortunately for us, there are no plans for right-hand drive production and we doubt the vehicle could be road-registered here in Australia.