Did you like this electric 4×4 from Bollinger? Pity.

Bollinger announces that he will “indefinitely” pause the electric jeep and the electric pickup that he has been teasing for years.

We glimpsed this pretty rectangular jeep in 2019. Finally, the vehicle of the American startup Bollinger is not likely to see the light of day for a long, long time. The company has just announced that it has put its two jeep and pickup projects on hold “indefinitely”, January 14, 2022, to focus entirely on electric delivery vans.

It is about focusing on a ” Business Development “Said Robert Bollinger in a video. “ Since these vehicles are close to my heart, I would say never say never. If our business development allowed us to return to it one day, no one would be as happy as me. But that is not what is planned.»

All customers who had made pre-orders will be refunded.

A focus on electric utility

Goodbye, then, the big jeep B1 and the pickup B2, and welcome to the electric utility at ground level. Presented a year and a half ago as a concept, the minivan is now Bollinger’s priority. The “Deliver-e” (a play on words with delivery) has a loading threshold located 18 inches from the ground (46 centimeters), to facilitate access to the interior of the boot.

The Deliver-e is supposed to be modular and able to accommodate different types of batteries (70 kWh, 105 kWh, 140 kWh, 175 kWh and 210 kWh).

Bollinger admitted, however, that he did not yet have the capacity to manufacture his delivery minivan, and that he was in “ discussion with partners To produce it.

An example of using a Bolinger chassis // Source: YouTube/Bollinger

This disappointment of Bollinger further strengthens the position of Rivian, who is therefore for the moment one of the only players to have really made progress on his electric pickup – while Tesla has also postponed its Cybertruck until 2023.

Source: Numerama by www.numerama.com.

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