That fact has not been lost on the newest generation of automotive start ups, most especially those working on developing electric trucks.
Which brings us to Bollinger Motors. They make a $125,000, all electric, all wheel drive, all terrain vehicles. These are ultra-rugged, seriously capable off-road trucks.
The specs are impressive: 614 horsepower and 668 pound-feet of torque. The 5000 pound truck runs 0 to 60 mph in 4.5-second, with a 100-mph top speed. Payload capacity is 5,201 pounds; Towing capacity is 7,500 pounds.
This is still a preproduction car, and is likely to see more improvements. For the price, buyers expect more modern interior and up to date electronics. Competitors like the Rivian looks more like a cross between a Range Rover and a Tesla than a quirky start up.
Still, the list of new EV manufacturers continues to expand. More manufacturers means greater competition, better prices and a large expansion of EV options.
Now if I could only get BMW to make their X4/X5/X6 as a hybrid or EV. . .