Bollinger Motors has chosen Optimal, Inc. of Plymouth, Mich., to help bring the Bollinger B1 all-electric, all-wheel-drive Sport Utility Truck (SUT) 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.
Optimal was chosen after careful review of top engineering firms in the Detroit area. 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 Bollinger Motors Founder Robert Bollinger. "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 Optimal President Song Young. “We fully anticipate the B1 to be a well-engineered, highly optimized product with exceptional quality.”
The two companies plan on finalizing their work on the Bollinger B1 by the end of 2018, on target for a late 2019 start of production.