Southern California based EV startup, Mullen Technologies, has announced plans to launch an electric crossover next year. Mullen original stepped onto the EV scene after purchasing the last remaining unsold Coda Sedans from Coda Automotive. Mullen planned on selling them as the Mullen 700e but that plan never came to fruition.
A few years later, Mullen Technologies entered a deal to assemble the Chinese Quiantu K50 electric sports car in the U.S. Originally, the K50 was expected be available for purchase in the U.S. as of 2020. However, with all the hardships brought on by the global pandemic, among other things, there has been no K50 in sight.
Now, Mullen Technologies has announced an electric crossover with exceptional range and acceleration figures, the MX-05. It has a claimed range of 325 miles on a single charge and is able to achieve a 0-60 MPH time of just 3.2 seconds. It has a price tag of $55,000 and you can currently secure one with a $100 deposit.
No other details were given regarding the new crossover except that it will be built in Monrovia, CA starting in 2021 after the company converts its R&D center. Initial deliveries are expected to start in 2022.
David Michery, CEO of Mullen Technologies said about the announcement “We plan on completing the build-out (of the pilot plant) by April 2021 and to begin assembly of certification prototypes by July 2021. These vehicles will be used for homologation which is expected to take 16 months and be completed by May of 2022, at which time we expect to begin delivering the first vehicles to the public.”
Further more, Mullen plans to launch additional models going forward; a smaller MX-03 and a larger MX-07. These plans, of course, will only follow the successful launch of the MX-05.