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Students at Automotive School, Feast Your Eyes on the Bollinger B2

Published on October 25, 2018 by in Blog

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The automotive industry recently received an electric shock with the premiere of the new Bollinger B2 model. Although it may seem like just another truck, it has quickly set itself apart by being the world’s first all-electric, all-wheel drive pickup truck.

The B2, which builds upon the design and function of its predecessor the B1, has a sleek, streamlined design and a capable box-like style reminiscent of the Range Rover. Despite not being available for consumers at the moment, Bollinger Motors has already accrued over 20,000 reservations, and promises to make waves in the automotive world. Read on to learn more about what makes the Bollinger B2 stand out among the crowd.

An All-Electric, All-Wheel Drive, Aluminum Automobile

It’s not surprising to know that the main buzz about the B2 is due to the fact that it is the first all-electric pickup truck. There are also, however, more features for students in automotive mechanic schools to be excited about than its fuel economy.

With an all-aluminum chassis and permanent magnet dual motors in the front and rear axle, the B2 has a low centre of gravity and nearly perfect balance, which has long been the dream of many automotive professionals.

The B2 is purpose-built for practical utility, and the pickup is equipped with all-wheel drive for emphasis on off-road capabilities. A hydropneumatic suspension means plenty of ground clearance, and the removable windows and rear seats make for ample storage space. The battery of the B2, depending on which size is chosen, is expected to reach a full charge within either 75 minutes or 10 hours.

Why Should Students in Automotive Schools Be Excited?

There are a lot of reasons to be interested in the B2, which is expected to roll off the production line in the next few years. As the world’s first all-electric pickup, what’s under the hood (or, rather, what’s not) will be interesting for a car lover or student in automotive school. The B2 has, among a host of other features:

  • 520 horsepower
  • Hydro-pneumatic suspension for adjustable ride height
  • Class 3 hauling capacity of 5,000 pounds
  • Choice of 60 or 100 KWH Lithium ion battery
  • Range of 193 to 322 kilometres

The B2 also stands out because of its off-road capabilities, which you can catch a tiny glimpse of in this clip:

One of the main reasons the B2 has made such an impression before even being introduced to the market at large is because there has never been an all-electric pickup. The B2 offers an off-road capability that other electric vehicles don’t, while also providing a fuel and environmentally efficient model that cuts traditional gas expenses and emissions.

Telling the B1 and B2 Apart

Both models have many inherent similarities. The spartan interiors place emphasis on practical utility with features such as front and rear storage as well as a pass-through which runs the length of the cab and electrical outlets for practical use. The B2, like the B1, has a floor-mounted battery pack, a balanced front-to-rear weight distribution, and a front tailgate.

The two models serve different purposes, and a few changes have been made to the B2’s design. To start with, the B2 is a pickup (while the B1 is an SUV) and includes a truck bed with a removable glass cab top. The appearance of the B2 overall is more streamlined than its predecessor. Due to an aerodynamic design meant to improve air flow, alterations were made to move the air vents, which were previously on the front sides of the car’s headlights, to the hood of the B2.

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