Here's the World's First All-Electric 'Sport Utility Truck'

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Bollinger Motors B1 has just debuted as the world’s first electric off-roader.

While most automakers are turning to all-electric powertrains to make some of the world’s fastest and most absurd hypercars, some companies are using electric power to make utility vehicles. In late May, the Havelaar Bison was unveiled as an all-electric pickup truck, and now American automaker Bollinger Motors has introduced what it calls the world’s first all-electric sport utility truck.

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The Bollinger Motors B1 rides on top of a lightweight aluminum architecture, featuring a rugged, heavy-duty truck design with a classic, two-box look. Overall dimensions measure 150 inches long, 76.5 inches wide, and 73.5 inches tall. Powering the B1 is a dual-motor powertrain that provides full-time all-wheel drive, and it promises to deliver best-in-class horsepower with 360 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque.

The company says that performance is good for a zero-to-60 time of 4.5 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 127 mph.

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Shoppers can choose between two lithium-ion battery options: 60 kWh or 100 kWh, returning either 120 or 200 miles in range, respectively.

Manufacturing of the sport utility truck is still being finalized, but the company is looking to open company and retail stores in major cities across the U.S. Interested individuals can reserve a spot online with no money down, and early next year reservation holders will be able to order their B1 with a $1,000 down payment.

“We are so thrilled to be able to finally take the wraps off of our Bollinger B1 SUT,” said Bollinger Motors’ founder and CEO, Robert Bollinger. “This is the culmination of what has been a 40-year-long boyhood dream of mine and I couldn’t be more pleased with the vehicle and the incredible team who worked so hard to create it.”

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Dmack Dmack on Jul 28, 2017

    Looks like a cross between a Defender and a Volkswagen Thing. Ugly with a hint of early Bronco. Is that 120 miles in extreme low range off-road or highway? 10 min of winching?