On May 9, Electric Truck start-up Bollinger Motors announced that they would be partnering with Roush Industries to assemble its line of all-electric platforms and Chassis cabs for commercial vehicles in classes 3 to 6, Bollinger said in its press release.
“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.”
The company said that it would source and provide all materials for Roush to assemble in its all-electric vehicle platforms, and chassis cabs. It will be a fully staffed, operational, and scalable facility in Livonia, Michigan, located 20 miles from Bollinger’s Oak Park HQ.
Additionally, Bryan Chambers, Chief Operating Officer of Bollinger, said that Roush will help them hit quality and productions confidently, noting that Roush’s “knowledge base and track record in working with both start-ups and established OEMs was a big part of our decision.”
Bollinger will also work closely with Roush to assemble pre-production units and perform validation testing before going to mass production.
Brad Rzetelny, vice president of Roush Flexible Assembly, said, “Our proven processes are engineered to bring products to market quickly and efficiently while meeting OEM-level quality standards,”
He also added, “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.”
Last January, Bollinger suspended its plans for producing Electric B1 SUV and B2 Pickup and switched to focus on commercial vehicles instead. Bollinger has not revealed any details on the production date and pricing.