Bollinger announced that it’ll indefinitely postpone the B1 electric SUV and B2 electric pickup truck to focus on its commercial business.
Michigan-based electric vehicle startup Bollinger announced that it’s indefinitely postponing the B1 SUV and B2 pickup truck.
The company is refunding the $1,000 deposits to customers who made reservations for the B1 and B2.
Moving forward, Bollinger will focus on its commercial vehicles. It’ll manufacture all-electric platforms and chassis cabs for commercial vehicles in Classes three to six.
Robert Bollinger, CEO of Bollinger Motors stated, “This is a vitally important move for us, ’cause it enables us to continue our development of our technology, and make a real impact in the green future of automotive.”
The B1 was different than other electric SUVs. It resembled a Jeep Wrangler or Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The B2 had a similar shape, but it also had a longer cargo bed. Both vehicles would’ve started at around $125,000.
The Bollinger B1 and B2 were supposed to be the perfect all-terrain and rugged vehicles. They would’ve offered all-wheel drive, a 120 kWh battery pack, and 200 miles of range.
Breaking into the electric vehicle manufacturing industry from scratch isn’t easy, and both vehicles were delayed a few times. So, the indefinite postponement isn’t much of a surprise.
Bollinger hopes that if the commercial aspect of its business goes well, maybe the B1 and B2 can reach production.
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