US electric vehicle start-up Bollinger Motors announced Roush Industries as the contract manufacturer to assemble its line of all-electric platforms and chassis cabs for commercial vehicles in Classes 3 through 6.
Bollinger will source and provide all materials for Roush to assemble its all-electric vehicle platforms and chassis cabs in a fully staffed, operational, and scalable facility in Livonia, Michigan. The location was selected due to its geographic location within 20 miles of Bollinger’s Oak Park headquarters.
It was only in January of this year, that Bollinger announced plans to focus on electric commercial vehicles, cancelling all previous orders for their earlier electric vehicle models B1 and B2. The platform underlying the two models was later also opened for third parties to manufacture, however, this plan seems to have been dropped with the realignment taking place this year.
“We will be building state-of-the-art vehicles from day one right here in Michigan,” said Robert Bollinger, founder and CEO of Bollinger Motors. “Roush has significant engineering and assembly history, and we’re excited to work with them to provide our commercial fleet customers with exceptional electric vehicles.”
“Our proven processes are engineered to bring products to market quickly and efficiently, while meeting OEM-level quality standards,” said Brad Rzetelny, vice president of Roush Flexible Assembly. “With fully scalable manufacturing, we can grow with Bollinger Motors to meet the growing need from its fleet customers as they convert to electric vehicles.”
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