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The market for all-electric commercial products is quickly growing, if Work Truck Week 2023 is any indication. Mullen Automotive, Inc. is also on display at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, unveiling its Class 1 EV cargo van and Class 3 EV low-cab forward. Both commercial vehicles are currently available for order and Mullen Commercial promises they’ll be coming to market this year.
The Mullen One is a Class 1 urban delivery cargo van and it’s actually a bit unique for the U.S market. The company designed its Class 1 van to navigate narrow urban streets and residential roads without sacrificing much in maximum payload and cargo space. Measuring under 6.5′ tall, the Mullen One can actually be parked inside a residential garage. It’s clearly made for local deliveries however, sporting a 110-mile range from a 42-kWh battery pack. Maximum payload for the Mullen One is rated at 1,683 pounds with a max cargo volume of 157 cubic feet. Power is delivered through a 60-kW electric motor.
The Mullen Three is a Class 3 urban utility low cab forward and should hit the market by summer 2023. It offers a 130-mile driving range with a maximum payload of 5,802 lbs. It rides on a 130″ wheelbase and overall dimensions for the Mullen Three measure 230″ by 82″ by 88″. Power comes from a 120-kW electric motor paired with an 89-kWh battery pack. With a tight turning radius of 38′, the Mullen Three is also designed for narrow streets.
Both vehicles are being manufactured at Mullen’s Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Center (AMEC) in Tunica, MS. It’s a 120,000-square feet engineering facility on 100 acres and will be home to commercial vehicle manufacturing for Class 1 to 6 Mullen commercial EVs.