Bollinger Motors has chosen Optimal Inc. of Plymouth, Michigan to help bring the Bollinger B1 all-electric, all-wheel-drive Sport Utility Truck to production.
“Optimal offers expertise in full electrical vehicle design, CAE simulation, optimization, light-weighting, and competitive benchmarking that will take the Bollinger B1 to the next level of engineering excellence,” according to a statement by Bollinger Motors.
Optimal was chosen after careful review of top engineering firms in the Detroit area, according to Bollinger Motors. In addition to world-class automotive optimization, the firm has extensive experience with high-voltage battery design and electric powertrain integration.
“Optimal is the best partner to work with my team to keep improving upon an amazing concept,” said Robert Bollinger, founder of Bollinger Motors. “Together we’re going to make the B1 more efficient, more powerful, more capable and production-ready.”
“Optimal is honored to be chosen as Bollinger Motors’ partner in developing the amazing B1,” said Song Young, president of Optimal. “We fully anticipate the B1 to be a well-engineered, highly optimized product with exceptional quality.”
The two companies plan to finalize work on the Bollinger B1 by the end of this year, on target for production to start late next year. For more information on Bollinger Motors and the B1, visit Bollingermotors.com.