Bollinger Motors selected Roush as its manufacturing supplier for electric vehicle platforms and chassis cabs, which will be assembled near the Motor City. (Photo: PRNewswire)

Roush will assemble electric vehicle platforms, chassis cabs near the Motor City

May 9, 2022

DETROIT—Bollinger Motors named 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, within 20 miles of Bollinger’s Oak Park headquarters, Bollinger Motors said in a 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, in the release. “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.”

Bollinger Motors will also work closely with Roush on assembling pre-production units and performing validation testing, ahead of the ramp up to production.

”Roush will help us to hit our quality and production targets confidently,” said Bryan Chambers, chief operating officer of Bollinger Motors, in the release. “Roush’s knowledge base and track record in working with both startups and established OEMs was a big part of our decision.”

According to Brad Rzetelny, vice president of Roush Flexible Assembly, Roush’s proven processes are “engineered to bring products to market quickly and efficiently, while meeting OEM-level quality standards.”

“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,” Rzetelny said in the release.

Founded in 2015 by Robert Bollinger, Bollinger Motors is a U.S.-based company, headquartered in Oak Park, Michigan.

According to the release, Roush Industries has been widely recognized for providing innovative engineering, testing, prototyping, and manufacturing services to the advanced mobility, aerospace, defense, and theme park industries. The company is said to leverage services across the complete product development cycle, “solving customers’ most complex challenges and accelerating critical product launch targets.”

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