Bollinger B1 and B2 postponed indefinitely as company shifts focus to commercial vehicles


The electric truck wars are heating up as the GMC Hummer EV and Rivian R1T have already entered production, soon to be followed by the electric chevrolet silverado, GMC Sierra EV, Ford F-150 Lightning and Tesla Cybertruck.

There are even more electric trucks on the horizon, but the Bollinger B2 isn’t one of them. Despite being introduced in 2018 and scheduled for production in 2020, the truck was delayed and has now been postponed indefinitely.

In a video, Bollinger Motors CEO Robert Bollinger said the company has started developing the B1 and B2 in 2015 and devoted “countless hours of hard work and passion” to creating “powerful, innovative and distinctive” vehicles. Despite this, the company has decided to postpone its development and shift its focus to commercial vehicles.

Also read: Bollinger introduces the B1 and B2 in production form

The change is sure to upset fans, but Bollinger said the change is a “critically important move” that will allow them to “continue our development of our technology and make a real impact on the green future of automotive.” That’s far from an explanation, but Bollinger thanked the company’s supporters and reserve holders.

Speaking of the latter, the company said it has emailed reservation holders and “will return deposits as quickly as possible” via Venmo or paper check. Of course, that’s little consolation to people who have been anxiously awaiting their vehicles.

As a review, the production intention B1 and B2 they were introduced in late 2020 and were slated to have a 142 kWh battery pack and dual-motor four-wheel drive system rated at a combined 614 hp (458 kW/623 PS) and 668 lb-ft ( 906Nm) of torque. This was timed to allow the models to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and have a range of over 200 miles (322 km).

The vehicles were certainly interesting, but they were of questionable value costing more than the GMC Hummer EV and SUV while offering worse range and performance. As a result, its appeal was meant to be limited and it seems the move to commercial vehicles is an acknowledgment of this.


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