Bollinger Motors Building All-Electric Sport Utility Truck
Company Claims “Unparalleled Traction, Torque and Ground Clearance”
Tesla may have captured the general public’s imagination when it comes to electric cars, and it certainly got us to daydreaming about an all-electric truck. However, upstate New York-based entrepreneur Robert Bollinger plans on beating Elon Musk to the punch with an all-new electric medium-duty “sport utility truck” that the company claims will have “unparalleled traction, torque, and ground clearance.”
Bollinger says the truck was designed to be the ideal vehicle for ranchers, builders and off-roaders. Further details such as towing capacity, payload, range, and price have not yet been revealed. However, the company does claim the truck will employ an all-aluminum chassis and will have “all-new storage and hauling capabilities” thanks to the packaging enabled by its all-EV powertrain.
So far, the only glimpse available of the forthcoming truck is a teaser showing the cab’s reflection in a water puddle revealing a blocky, Hummer-esque profile, suggesting a distinctly rugged, utilitarian mission and positioning for the new vehicle.
Is the market ready for a full-electric fullsize truck? Based on the reaction to our Tesla Model U concept, it seems the truck market is starkly divided between traditionalists for whom an internal combustion engine and full-frame chassis are non-negotiable prerequisites and those that take a more open-minded approach to utility. Will Bollinger’s creation have what it takes to convince the skeptics that a “real” truck can be electric? We should see this summer, when the company promises the reveal of a fully functional prototype.
Source: Bollinger Motors