Mullen Automotive, an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, announced its first production vehicle. The Mullen Three is a Class 3 EV truck built at Mullen’s commercial vehicle assembly facility located in Tunica, Mississippi.
The Mullen Three has an MSRP starting at $68,500 and qualifies for $7,500 in federal tax incentives. The vehicle is a Class 3 low cab-forward electric truck featuring an 11,000 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating, a turning diameter of 38 feet, and excellent visibility for maneuverability on narrow city streets, the company said. The 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.
“We have been true to our commercial Class 3 vehicle production commitments and have now achieved a significant milestone with the first trucks rolling off the line,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive.
Class 1 and Class 3 Truck Production
Mullen will be gradually ramping up the production rate for the Mullen Three through the balance of this calendar year. Once full scale has been achieved, Class 3 production capacity at the Tunica facility is currently planned at 3,000 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.
To date, the company has received $79 million in purchase orders for the Mullen Three from Randy Marion Automotive Group and MGT Lease Company.
Mullen’s Tunica commercial manufacturing center includes more than 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.