Bollinger Motors has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its Passthrough and Frunkgate. U.S. Patent No. US20190351950A1 illustrates how Bollinger Motors has harnessed the opportunity, presented by the absence of a traditional powertrain, to reconfigure the vehicle.

“The Passthrough and Frunkgate have been among our trucks’ most defining features, and were an integral part of our DNA since day one. Our new patent is proof that Bollinger Motors is reinventing trucks from the ground up.”

CEO Robert Bollinger

In the Bollinger B1 sport utility truck and the B2 pickup, the Passthrough enables an uninterrupted 13-foot and 16-foot path, respectively, with the Frunkgate and tailgate closed. With the tailgate down, even longer objects can be transported. The Frunkgate refers to the fold-down portion on the nose of the truck, similar to a tailgate. The Frunkgate allows cargo to be inserted through the front of both the B1 and B2. Lifting the hood allows even more access to the frunk. An additional, lockable door in the passenger cabin allows access from the front seats.

To celebrate, we want to hear from you how you would utilize the Bollinger Motors Patented Passthrough.

We’ve been told that folks would use the passthrough to haul everything from telephone polls to trees to telescopes — and we LOVE it.

We want you to tell us what you would use the passthrough for so we can bring your ideas to life. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and leave a comment or send us a message with your idea. We will take some of our favorite concepts from your suggestions and create high resolution renders. Or feel free to save one of our blank renders and mock your idea up yourself! We will share the best user-submitted images on social media.

We will share our favorite ideas on social media on Thursday, June 18.

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