Back in January, we had the pleasure of interviewing the founding father of Bollinger Motors, Robert Bollinger, approximately his groundbreaking all-electric recreation utility truck: the B1. As Bollinger has quickly proved, every body who notion he changed into done there was sorely mistaken.
First, Bollinger trumped the B1 by using unveiling an impossibly cool choose-up version, the B2. Now, the agency has delivered a slew of custom configurations designed to make the B1 and B2 even more bespoke. In truth, the brand new modifications have all come from you. The Michigan-primarily based marque informed Robb Report the ideas “were created primarily based on patron hobby,” which precipitated electrifying adjustments to each prototypes.
Rocking a new open-air appearance, the B1 and B2 have each had the authentic doorways ripped off and replaced with a minimalist tube-frame alternative. They additionally received a brand new set of roof racks with all-crucial off-avenue lighting fixtures mounts, in addition to headlight grilles, fender flares, and a hefty truck winch for any heavy lifting that’s required.
The B2 pick-up also gained a cargo skip-via which spans the complete period of the truck and cab to offer similarly wearing options, whilst its predecessor scored a brand new roof ladder and accessible spare wheel. Bollinger didn’t specify whether or not or now not it would be making any of these configurations available to reserve—however we believe these reputedly minor mods will exchange the off-road experience for the higher.
From the outset, Bollinger changed into clean with its venture to take the great of a pickup and the great in off-road skills and integrate them into one all-motive automobile (or two in this example). Both SUVs come prepared with a 120 kWh battery p.C.—which can provide 614 hp and 688 lb-feet of torque—twin motors, hydropneumatic suspension, and in-wheel portal gear hubs. Basically, they’re all-electric powered, all-aluminum, all-wheel brutes with a ton of energy.
Bollinger says the retail rate will be announced quickly, with production slated to begin inside the 2nd half of 2020. You can reserve your truck online here.
Music, mushrooms and Motown brighten the weekend together with reptiles, walking and enjoyable.
The Lakeridge Summer Music Series keeps Saturday with live enjoyment interior and out. While you’re there, see how wine is made with a wine excursion and tasting.
Mushrooms are the concern of a stroll and talk at Trout Lake Nature Center on Saturday, then clutch dinner and a free film in Leesburg that equal night night. The event also features a vehicle show and stay music.
Here’s a study what’s on tap this weekend:
Jon Martin — aka Fungi Jon, mycologist, instructor and photographer — will lead a mushroom foray at nine a.M. Saturday at Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis. Participants will discover what mushrooms develop there, in which they can be discovered, how to collect them, the way to become aware of them and greater.
Cost: $15 to Nature Center members, $25 for non-individuals
Food Truck and Flick Night
Leesburg’s Towne Square is the location to be Saturday evening for Food Truck -N- Flick Night.
Classic and custom vehicles line up on Main Street at 4 p.M. And gourmand meals vehicles begin serving at five p.M. On Fifth and Sixth streets. Entertainment can be provided by way of Steel Away beginning at five.
The unfastened movie — “The Grinch” — starts offevolved after dusk in front of City Hall. Bring a garden chair or blanket.
Gatorland Reptile Show
As part of the Summer Reading Program, there will be a Gatorland Reptile Show for kids from 10:30 to 11:30 a.M. Thursday in rooms 204 and 207 on the Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava Street.
Cool Sommer Mornings Sprint Series
Stars and Stripes, the second one a part of the summer season triathlon, duathlon and aquabike collection, begins at 7:15 a.M. Saturday at Clermont’s Waterfront Park, 330 Third St.
All occasions feature shirts, a finisher medal, meals and extra. The Cool Sommer Mornings Series is own family pleasant and exquisite for first timers and experienced athletes alike.
Movie on the Lawn
Bring your blankets and chairs for a free showing of “Bumblebee” at 7 p.M. Friday at Fruitland Park City Hall, 506 W. Berckman St. The movie begins at nightfall.
Free popcorn, backed with the aid of Leesburg Church of the Nazarene, can also be to be had.
Lakeridge Summer Music Series
Sit returned and loosen up at Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards with the Summer Music Series every Saturday in July. The occasion capabilities stay bands at the outside level and solo acts inner on the wine and cheese bar from noon to four p.M. Bring chairs and blankets to revel in David Julia and Beautiful Bobby Blackmon.
Wine excursions and tastings are from 10 a.M. To four p.M.
The occasion also gives cornhole video games, meals, vendors, beer and wine.