THE BOLLINGER B1 IS AN ELEC­TRIC 4X4

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New York com­pany Bollinger has been teas­ing its all-elec­tric 4x4 for ages, but now it has fi­nally taken the cov­ers off. De­spite that thor­oughly mod­ern driv­e­train, it looks sur­pris­ingly old-school. The B1 can be specced with ei­ther a 60 or a 100kWh bat­tery pack, as well as a pair of elec­tric mo­tors pro­vid­ing 268kW of power and 640Nm of torque. Thanks to that in­stant torque from the elec­tric power source, the 4×4 is quick, rac­ing from 0–100km/h in 4.5 sec­onds. The 60kWh pack ap­par­ently pro­vides 193km of driv­ing range and charges in 7.3 hours on a stan­dard charger (45 min­utes on a fast charger). The 100kWh pack of­fers 320km of range and recharges in 12.1 hours (75 min­utes on a fast charger). Off-road fea­tures in­clude up to 500mm of ground clear­ance and a self-lev­el­ling in­de­pen­dent sus­pen­sion, as well as a per­ma­nent 4×4 sys­tem. With in­stant torque, it should be ca­pa­ble off-road. Bollinger hasn’t dis­closed if it has some sort of crawler gear or other off-road mode that would op­ti­mise the pow­er­train for se­ri­ous off-road driv­ing. The price, as well as when it will ac­tu­ally be avail­able for pur­chase, is also still un­clear, but all will ap­par­ently be re­vealed soon.

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