Bollinger Motors Has A Long Way to Go for B1
An upstate New York startup, Bollinger Motors has unveiled a working prototype of the Bollinger B1, a battery powered, boxy SUV that has been aimed at on- and off-road usage.
Company Founder and CEO Robert Bollinger, stressed, while at a press event on Thursday, in Manhattan that the project is still in its early days. The company had begun planning and building of the prototype just 22 months ago.
The company has done all sorts of research to understand how the car will be sold and/or the possible pricing. All these research factors will help it deliver in a series production.
The company has been in talks with independent third party manufacturers over exploring the production of Bollinger B1.
However, Jeff Holland, chief communications officer, Bollinger Motors, didn’t disclose the companies Bollinger has engaged or targeted but rather gave the name of suppliers Magna, AM General or Rockwell as being the possible companies that are capable of building the Bollinger B1.
Robert Bollinger wished that the company hopes to produce a drivable prototype this year itself. The journalists covering the event weren’t allowed inside the prototype kept at the press event.
Apart from the electric powertrain, the Bollinger B1 has been made with an all-aluminium chassis. Additionally, it’ll allow the customers to remove the car’s rear seats and the greenhouse’s rear part for converting the vehicle into a pickup.
Robert Bollinger wanted to build a truck since he had unsatisfactory experiences with SUVs and trucks on the farm.
The Bollinger B1 will have “everything you ever wanted, and nothing a person didn’t want,” he said.