Could this electric off-roader replace your rusty Land Rover Defender?

Could this electric off-roader replace your rusty Land Rover Defender?

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Bollinger Motors B1 is an all-electric SUV designed to fill the void left by the Land Rover Defender.

This is the Bollinger Motors B1 and we think it looks vaguely familiar… Yep, there’s a fair amount of Land Rover Defender in there, but the Bollinger is an all new vehicle, underlined by a powerful electric all-wheel drive system.

The prototype was revealed in Manhattan over the weekend, and it packs some pretty serious specs.

First up, the Bollinger has not one, but two electric motors driving all four wheels, all the time. The company claims the power output is 360bhp and produces a hefty 472 lb ft. torque.

That’s enough to launch it from 0 to 62 mph in just 4.5 seconds, and onto a top speed of 127mph.

This is helped, in part, by the lightweight aluminium construction with a strong steel roll-over cage for protection.

So far, so good, although, the acceleration times are making it sound more like a Tesla than a Defender.

It’s practical too, with a maximum load space of 2690 litres. It can carry almost 2.8 tonnes of… stuff, and can tow almost 2.8 tonnes of stuff, too.

 

Thanks to the pass-though hatch inside the cabin, the B1 can fit 24 2×4 lengths of wood measuring up to 3.6 metres long, without having to have the boot open.

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