NEW YORK -- Bollinger Motors, an upstate New York startup, unveiled what it called a "working prototype" of the Bollinger B1, a boxy, battery-powered SUV aimed at on- and off-road use.
At a press event Thursday in Manhattan, company founder and CEO Robert Bollinger, 50, stressed that the project is in its early days. His company began planning and building the prototype just 22 months ago.
"I'm really not going to be talking specifics tonight -- I'll just mess up," he said as he began his presentation.
To be determined is how the Bollinger B1 would be built, by whom or even whether it's possible to build in series production in its present form. Assuming it could be sold to the public, the company also has to decide on pricing and how it would be sold -- whether direct to the public, through an independent distributor or via franchised dealers.