BREA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IBN — Mullen Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) (“Mullen” or the “Company”), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, announces today a multiunit vehicle purchase order with NRTC Automation Group (“NRTC”) to initially purchase three all-electric commercial Class 3 Mullen trucks with vehicle deliveries slated to begin in Q4 2023.
NRTC, an Alabama-based company with locations in South Carolina, Michigan and Ontario, is focused on providing turnkey automation, prototyping and production manufacturing solutions for the automotive industry.
The Mullen THREE is an efficient Class 3 low cab forward EV truck featuring an 11,000 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, a tight turning diameter of 38 feet, and excellent visibility for superior maneuverability on narrow city streets. This versatile chassis provides a clean top-of-rail for easy upfitting with bodies up to 14 feet long and over 5,800 pounds of payload.
Mike Vagi, president of NRTC, said: “We were very impressed with the Mullen THREE after having the chance to sit in the vehicle and test drive it at Mullen’s commercial launch event in Tunica, Mississippi, last week. We have several applications where the Mullen THREE will be an ideal fit in NRTC’s vehicle fleet.”
“We are very excited to announce this vehicle purchase order for our Mullen THREE with NRTC. Mullen is focused on providing solutions for fleets of all sizes as the adoption of electric vehicles increases,” said John Schwegman, chief commercial officer, Mullen Automotive.
“NRTC is a leader in automotive manufacturing automation and we are confident that our Class 3s will be an ideal fit for many of NRTC’s applications,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive, Inc.
The Mullen THREE is produced at Mullen’s commercial manufacturing center, located in Tunica, Mississippi, which includes over 120,000 square feet and is situated on over 100 acres. The facility is focused on production of Class 1 and Class 3 commercial EV vehicles and is close to all major rail lines, interstates, Mississippi river systems and air logistics, placing it in a primary logistical center of North America.
Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ: MULN) is a Southern California-based automotive company building the next generation of electric vehicles (“EVs”) that will be manufactured in its two United States-based assembly plants. Mullen’s EV development portfolio includes the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover, Mullen GO Commercial Urban Delivery EV, Mullen Commercial Class 1-3 EVs, and Bollinger Motors, which features both the B1 and B2 electric SUV trucks and Class 4-6 commercial offerings. On Sept. 7, 2022, Bollinger Motors became a majority-owned EV truck company of Mullen Automotive, and on Dec. 1, 2022, Mullen closed on the acquisition of all of Electric Last Mile Solutions’ (“ELMS”) assets, including all IP and a 650,000-square-foot plant in Mishawaka, Indiana.
To learn more about the Company, visit www.MullenUSA.com.
About NRTC Automation
NRTC is an Alabama-based company and has been in the automation space for automotive manufacturing integration since 2012.
To learn more about the company, visit www.NRTCAutomation.com.
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