Charge Ahead with Optimal EV

Engineered with Experience.
Propelled by Innovation.
Zero-Emissions Efficiency.
American Made.

Utilizing decades of OEM-level engineering prowess and 5 years of EV-specific development experience, Optimal EV is bolting into the commercial EV sector with industry-leading performance, features, comfort, and durability. We integrate the best components through world class partnerships, like our Proterra Powered™ battery and infrastructure technology partnership, giving us proven capabilities in an optimized package. The Optimal EV advantage ensures your zero-emission commercial or shuttle bus fleets exceed expectations and deliver an unparalleled experience for companies, transit agencies, and passengers alike

CAE Turned OEM

What started in 1986 as the commercialization of cutting-edge CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) software developed by University of Michigan doctorate engineer, Song Young, blossomed into an engineering service company with a sterling reputation among its blue chip automotive OEM customers. Dr. Young founded Optimal Inc. with the goal of developing and utilizing technology that optimizes both the engineering process, and the products & manufacturing of each project. The pillars of Optimal’s decades of success remain in place throughout Optimal’s transition to an EV OEM: customer service, quality, efficiency, and performance.

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Design & Engineering Center

47802 West Anchor Court, Plymouth, MI, 48170, United States

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Manufacturing Facility

29449 Old US Hwy 33, Elkhart, IN 46516, United States

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Optimal-EV is bolting into the commercial EV sector with industry-leading performance, features, comfort, and durability.


Join us in building the future of transit

Optimal-EV, a market leader in the manufacture of zero-emission electric low-floor shuttle buses, recently established a DBE Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S.D.OT. 49 CFR PART 26. The DBE goal for FY2023 is 2.38%. Optimal-EV is committed to equity and inclusion by expanding opportunities to partner with MBD, WBE, and DBE-certified businesses. Optimal-EV seeks businesses that supply high-quality parts and services at a competitive price that meet our customer demand.

For questions or discussions about Optimal-EV’s DBE program and its goal methodology, please contact Toni Nayback at to schedule an appointment.

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