Company founder says they’re expensive to make but worth it; interested buyers can place deposits starting today
- The Bollinger B1 and B2 electric utility vehicles now have a price, $125,000, and the startup is taking $1,000 reservation deposits starting today.
- The new truck and sport-utility vehicle go into production in 2020, with deliveries to take place starting in 2021.
- Bollinger says these vehicles are targeted at the kind of people who currently buy a top-end SUV or truck and then add lots of aftermarket modifications.
The 34,500 people who have raised their hand for a Bollinger all-electric vehicle now know just what it’s going to cost them to complete the deal: $125,000.
That’s the just-announced suggested retail price for both the B1 sport-utility vehicle and the B2 pickup truck, which the company says it will start building in 2020, in time for the first deliveries in 2021. Company founder Robert Bollinger told Car and Driver that the cost is in line with the vehicles’ components and performance.
“Our trucks will have a larger battery pack than anything on the road today,” he said. “Each truck has two motors, two transaxle gearboxes, and four gear-hub gearboxes. It’ll be low-volume, and made from mostly U.S.-made materials. All of that together creates a powerful truck with unmatched capabilities, and it’s expensive to make.”