BREA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via IBN– Mullen Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) (“Mullen” or the “Company”), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer announces that it held its first Tunica open house event today, highlighting its first Class 3 EV trucks rolling off the assembly line.
Today’s launch event was conducted to provide attendee’s the opportunity to visit Mullen’s Tunica facility. In addition to a facility tour, the event featured a company presentation and test drives for Class 1 and Class 3 commercial vehicles. Attendees included local county and state leadership, media, investors and customers.
“It’s exciting to share this milestone with local leadership, investors and customers,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive, Inc.
Mullen will be gradually ramping up its Class 3 production rate through the remaining of this calendar year. Once full acceleration has been achieved, production capacity at the Tunica facility is currently planned at 3,000 Class 3 vehicles annually per shift. As electric vehicle adoption rates increase, Mullen plans to add a second shift for Class 3 production, which will increase capacity to 6,000 total vehicles per year.
During the ramp up in volume of the Mullen THREE, the production testing and launch of the Mullen ONE, Class 1 EV Cargo Van will also take place in Tunica, achieving deliveries on customer orders for both commercial Class 1 and Class 3 vehicles by year end.
“Whenever a new vehicle program hits this stage, it’s great that we can bring key people to the plant like we did today with our dealer, Randy Marion, and first customer, MGT, so they feel the excitement first-hand and see the reality that our vehicles are heading their way very soon,” said John Schwegman, Chief Commercial Sales Officer, Mullen Automotive, Inc.
Mullen’s Tunica commercial manufacturing center 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 in close proximity to all major rail lines, interstates, Mississippi river systems, and air logistics, placing it in a primary logistical center of North America. Mullen has been aggressively growing employee count in Tunica over the last few months to support commercial vehicle production.
The Mullen THREE, with a MSRP starting at $68,500, qualifies for $7,500 in federal tax incentives, 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.
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 I-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.
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