The battle among SUVs and pickups is growing more interesting as manufacturers continue pushing their limits to one-up one another. And the Ford F-150 and Bollinger B2 electric truck might be among the hottest pickups of 2021.
In fact, the Ford F-150 has already won Kelley Blue Book‘s Best Buy of 2021 award in the truck category. But what makes the Bollinger B2 a worthy adversary to the F-150 Raptor?
Bollinger B2 vs. Ford F-150 Raptor: Size and power
The field of environmentally friendly vehicles is growing tremendously. So, one must go the extra mile to stand out in the pack. And the 2021 Bollinger B2 does just that. It immediately commands attention with its electric motor, boxy body, round headlamps, and off-road tires.
According to Bollinger, the B2 pickup measures 207.5 inches long. That’s a good 25 inches shorter than the soon-to-be-released 2021 F-150 Raptor, measuring 232.6 inches long, MotorTrend reports.
The dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Bollinger B2 harnesses a whopping 610 hp and 688 lb-ft of torque. And it can tow up to 7,500 pounds and haul a 5,100-pound payload. According to Ford, the 2021 Raptor can trailer 8,200 pounds and carry a 1,400-pound payload.
The Bollinger B2 roars from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and can maintain a top speed of about 100 mph, Bollinger claims. According to Car and Driver, you can enjoy enhanced off-road capabilities with the vehicle’s two-speed transfer case. You’re also guaranteed 10 to 20 inches of ground clearance. The Raptor will have 12 inches of ground clearance on its standard 35-inch tires or 13.1 inches of ground clearance on 37-inch tires, MotorTrend reports. And per Ford and MotorTrend estimates, the Raptor will be able to hit 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, a full second slower than the B2.
The Bollinger B2 truck packs a more powerful engine than the 2021 Raptor’s expected engine. MotorTrend estimates the new Raptor’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve V6 will make 450 hp and 510-lb-ft of torque.
The Bollinger B2’s battery and capacity
The Bollinger B2 electric truck boasts a fast-charging and long-lasting battery with an EPA-estimated 200-mile range. The 120-kWh battery can fully charge in 10 hours using a standard SAE J1772 connector and a 220-volt outlet.
You might not enjoy much comfort in the Bollinger B2. But you’re guaranteed versatility with its adjustable rear wall. Movable body panels also make this vehicle more versatile.
The truck holds 14 cubic feet of frunk capacity, Bollinger claims. Its 16-by-14 passthrough creates space for long items. And unlike the Ford Raptor, the B2’s tail and front doors are adjustable, creating more room for long items. Bollinger boasts that 40 2x4s can fit through its patented passthrough, and 72 sheets of plywood fit with the rear seats removed.
The prices of the two pickup trucks are relatively close. Car and Driver estimates the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor and the Bollinger B2 truck will start around $59,000 and $60,000, respectively. However, MotorTrend expects a $63,000 starting price for the Raptor. We’ll know for sure when Ford announces pricing.
Could the B2 give the F- 150 Raptor a run for its money?
Both pickup trucks offers their own perks and drawbacks. The Bollinger B2 has an advantage in payload capacity. Its towing rating of 7,500 pounds is comparable to the Ford F-150 Raptor’s 8,000 pounds.
The Bollinger B2 truck also beats the F- 150 Raptor in horsepower and torque. Plus, the B2 is environmentally friendly. Bollinger’s electric motor guarantees fuel efficiency and zero greenhouse gas emissions. But the Raptor is also eco-conscious. Though it still packs a gas-powered engine, it’s an EcoBoost. Ford’s trademarked engine gives truck owners the power they expect but with fewer emissions and better fuel economy.
Overall, on paper, the Bollinger B2 looks like it could give the Ford Raptor a run for its money. But the world’s best-selling pickup truck won’t be easily unseated.