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Blog Bollinger Turns the Renderings Into Reality

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TMC Staff, Sep 27, 2019.

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    Bollinger, which has been hyping a “sport-utility truck” concept for about four years, held a “reveal” Thursday to give a better look at what to expect when the trucks go to production. There wasn’t much news at the event. Chief Executive Robert Bollinger said it himself. “It’s not a surprise what we’re revealing,” he said. “We’ve...
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  2. GoEV

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    Why are these tall/militaristic/macho/non-aerodynamic (negative impact on energy usage) designs so popular? Seems that they could cause serious/deadly problems for regular sedans in a crash.
     
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    Agreed! 600+ horsepower and a top speed of 100?? They should be embarrassed--that's their terrible aerodynamics biting them right in the arse. A totally self-inflicted bite.
     
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    Woooow....
    Drag coefficiency of... a garbage truck?

    Very simplistic straight line designs, I think I saw a first grader drawing the same :)
     
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    I have to say as a fan of the Defender and G-Wagon this is pretty fun.....

    But then I have to grow up and realize that things like range are important and that means aerodynamics.

    But then I have to say that's pretty neat for a lot of different things that I cannot do in my Model X.... would love to carry more stuff. Then again, as I get older I need less stuff, I live in two cities and have my homes set so that I can just carry one bin of my important stuff and the puppies and we take off and go. I also can just pay someone to move things between places.

    I just wish that the Model X would handle more of the roads in Arizona - the Model X can handle a LOT, but there was an issue when I was in Sedona and turned onto a dirt residential road many cars take but there was a rock 'ledge' I had to make a u-turn for... when I backed up the suspension went from "Very High" to "Very Low" automatically and the car totally bottomed out and there was some damage underneath.... they knew of the issue when I called (going into reverse when you're suspension is on 'always lower" did change the setting and the car lowered, hitting the rock ledge).

    This should be a fun vehicle and make those people who want a vehicle that says "grrrrrrrrr! I'm a butch bear of a man" really happy... even when they get out of their car and they're all dolled up in their $1200 adidas streetwear sneakers and $6000 gucci workout suit. Not talking about myself, I swear! ;-)
     
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    Perfect for a safari vehicle in Africa.
     
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    It will be glorious.

    1k first 12 months of production.

    Up to 10k/year afterward.

    Will be 100% electric. Can be run on zero emission generated electricity. Eventually will run on zero emission electricity.

    All the bloviating about how it is not a Model X or how it is not a Tesla is bovine feces.
     
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    Was originally designed for farmers & ranchers.
    Small, niche market, so it was also designed for very simple assembly - hence flat panels (no 100 ton stamping machines needed).
    Off-Road use only?? Even considered being handmade.
    Then he had to move to Detroit to find auto engineers. And then the idea of a factory in Detroit too??
    So it will be interesting to see how it all turns out.

    Let the competition begin. You have choices.
     
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    This is clearly going to be well north of $100k. Seems like by niche they mean targeting rich people considering a merc G class. Have a hard time imagining farmers and contractors lining up for this.
     
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    I used to own an '81 Toyota Landcruiser. I used to describe it as having the aerodynamics of a brick. I used to feel it strain to push through the air at highway speeds. This very much reminds me of that vehicle.
     
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    I had a 1988 FJ62! I LOVED that truck, but you are right. Especially with any kind of headwind, at 70mph you were almost flooring it. 14 MPG didn’t help, which is what I imagine this new truck getting
     
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    #12 Brando, Oct 1, 2019
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    ENERGY
    120 kWh Battery Pack
    200 Mile EPA Range (est)
    70.2 MPGe (est)

    You can read many more specs by paging down on this page:
    BOLLINGER B1 - BOLLINGER MOTORS

    Bollinger, Ford, Rivian, Tesla - watching demand will be interesting
    Production and battery production are probable limits.
     
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    If they could price it at $80K I think it might get some diesel crew cab truck buyers attention.
    Just playing around I loaded up a new 2020 Silverado diesel 4x4 3500HD truck on the Chevy configurator and hit $78K when selecting most of the options.

    Diesel levels of torque and no need to deal with stinky DEF or diesel fuel. 200 mile range out of 120 kWh though.
     
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    I predict Bolligner will be DOA. I can't see a single advantage they offer over Tesla and Rivian (or traditional brands like Jeep for that matter), and as someone who has owned and wheeled a whole bunch of built Toyota Land Cruisers and Jeeps, I don't see the appeal on the off road/vintage appeal either. It looks incredibly cheap, and the whole thing looks like it was put together with Chinese aftermarket parts instead of designed as a cohesive package. Really missed the mark big time in my book which is unfortunate.
     
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