Mullen Automotive announced on Thursday that will add Mullen FIVE RS on the second leg of the “Strikingly Different” U.S. test-drive tour. The electric vehicle maker also announced that new tour stops have been added for spring 2023. The Mullen FIVE RS is a high-performance EV featuring close to 1,100 horsepower, 0-60 mph in just 1.95 seconds, and a top speed of almost 200 mph.
Mullen is now extending the “Strikingly Different” tour to spring 2023 in an effort to increase test drive capacity, with the addition of more FIVE variants, including multiple Mullen FIVE RS vehicles. Initially, Mullen will start the national tour in October 2022 and embark on a 19-city journey across the U.S. over six weeks.
Mullen FIVE reservation holders will have the opportunity to test drive and experience the EVs in person during two-day events conducted in each city. As the test drives will be conducted on closed circuits or racetracks, the event will be limited to a set number of drivers per day.
Due to the high-powered capabilities of the FIVE RS, consumers will not be allowed to test drive the vehicle directly at this stage. Instead, Mullen will offer consumers the opportunity to ride in the Mullen FIVE RS alongside a professional IndyCar race car driver, providing an up-close and personal experience in one of the fastest vehicles available globally.
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“We’re adding a spring segment in 2023 with additional stops and increasing the number of Mullen FIVEs on tour to ensure as many people as possible can experience the Mullen FIVE,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive. “The RS is a personal project, and I fully intend for this EV to be one of the fastest and most exhilarating vehicles in the world. I’m excited to give people an up-close and personal glimpse of what we are working on. The second leg of the tour will include top racetracks around the country, including a stop at the Bonneville Salt Flats, which is an iconic location for vehicle testing and land speed records.”
On Tuesday, Mullen had announced an upcoming 19-city national test drive tour for the Mullen FIVE starting in October. As part of its tour, Mullen will make stops across the U.S to provide FIVE reservation holders with the opportunity to test drive and experience the new Mullen FIVE EV Crossover in person.
The tour will start in Mullen’s home base, Southern California, and will cover major U.S. cities including: Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Houston, Dallas, Memphis, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Denver, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco.
Mullen asks interested individuals who have not already done so to book their FIVE reservation here in order to secure a spot on the upcoming national tour. Further details and upcoming progress will be shared on Mullen’s social media platforms and with individuals who opt to stay connected here.
The company announced on Monday the filing of its ATVM loan application for the Mullen ONE EV Cargo Van Program with the U.S. Department of Energy. The application was filed on April 29, 2022. Mullen submitted its prequalification on April 25, and was invited by the Department of Energy to formally submit its loan application on April 29, 2022. Mullen submitted the loan application on April 29 at approximately 1:55 p.m. Pacific time.
Mullen recently teased via Twitter its Van production ahead of the first deliveries in Q2 2022, as announced by Mullen’s CEO on March 30. At the time, David Michery unveiled that a Fortune500 company is going to buy “a lot of these vehicles” with the official press release expected during the next weeks.
Last week, Mullen posted a new job vacancy on Indeed Platform looking for an Investor Relations Associate. The position is based in Brea, California, and the candidate will be responsible for engagement with the investing public, shareholders and financial professionals, the company said.
Mullen reached on April its highest level of Institutional Owners with 58 shareholders owning a total of 1,332,751 shares. Among the largest shareholders there’s: Cutler Group LP, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc, Cutler Group LP, Belvedere Trading LLC, and VTSMX.