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What would you put on the back of Bollinger's new rig?

New B2CC chassis cab version of breezeblock EV off-roader is whatever you want it to be

Published: 30 Apr 2020

We’re big fans of Bollinger here at Top Gear. The refreshing drink of course, but also the Detroit-based car company. What’s not to like about an insanely-capable all-electric off-roader that makes a Rubik’s Cube look curvy?

We already know about the Bollinger B1 truck and the B2 pickup, both starting from $125,000, for which you receive a life-size Tonka toy with a range of around 200-miles from its 120kWh battery pack, 606bhp, 472lb ft of torque, 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and off-road chops to leave a Jeep Wrangler in the dirt.

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This new Bollinger B2 Chassis Cab version – available as a two-door cab or four-door double cab, and with a variety of wheelbases – gets the same performance and the same 2.3-tonne payload, but offers “unlimited work truck variants". Bollinger points out having a 120kWh battery on board is rather handy for powering up your tools and lists its target customers as “municipalities, parks services, emergency response vehicles, airports, construction, landscaping, electricians, plumbers, security, non-tactical military, and more".

But hang on a minute, what about resourceful civilians like you and I? Sure, we all need tow trucks and cherry-pickers, but we can’t help thinking there’s a more creative approach to be taken here. What’s to stop you building a fairground ride for the kids on the back of one? Or a small travelling zoo? Or making proper use of its unbreakable engineering by strapping an apocalypse-proof camper pod on the back and heading off-grid for good? Nothing, that’s what.

Commercial outfitters, and aspiring zookeepers, will be able to get their hand on a B2CC from late 2021, which leaves plenty of time for planning your perfect rig. So go on then, what would yours look like?

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