Mullen Automotive announced on Tuesday the results of its solid-state polymer battery testing with the Battery Innovation Center (BIC) in Indiana. Testing results from BIC show the solid-state polymer cell, rated at 300 Ah and 3.7 volts, tested in at 343.28 Ah at 4.2 volts, exceeding expectation and in line with test tolerance from previous EV Grid test results.
Results from Indiana’s Battery Innovation Center (BIC) shows Mullen Automotive’s solid-state polymer battery cell testing exceeds previously stated values of 300 Ah (ampere-hour) at 3.7 volts.
This data supports solid-state polymer battery cell technology, which when scaled to the vehicle pack level, and at a 150-kilowatt hour equivalent, can deliver over 600 miles of range on a full charge for the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover, Mullen said.
In EV Grid’s testing, the solid-state battery cell was rated at 300 Ah at 3.7 volts, with the battery yielding 343 Ah at 4.3 volts. The test data collected from both BIC and EV Grid have exceeded expected test tolerance and show an impressive outcome and future for solid-state batteries.
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It is expected that with this technology, when scaled to the vehicle pack level, a 150-kilowatt hour solid-state battery can deliver over 600 miles of range on a full charge for the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover. In general, solid-state batteries offer higher energy density, faster charging time, smaller size and safety compared to traditional lithium-ion cells.
“I’m impressed with the ongoing performance of the solid-state cell after going thru multiple intense testing sessions from accredited testing facilities,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive. “The battery has performed exceptionally well, and I’m pleased with the results from BIC in Indiana.”
“We are pleased to see that the results from on-going testing are in-line with those previously notated,” said Ben Wrightsman, president and CEO of Battery Innovation Center. “The cell thus far has performed as stated, and we will continue to test additional parameters to characterize the overall capabilities and performance.”
According to a form filed last week, Mullen Automotive CEO David Michery sold a total of 750,000 shares at an average price of $1.0145 on Monday, May 23. Mullen shares closed on Wednesday at $1.02, 75.74% lower from its recent high of $4.18 in late March. In addition, the stock had 27.03 million of volume in the last session representing 19% of the 65-day average volume of 143.33 million.
Recently, the company announced the hiring of Richard Curtis, to President of International Operations for Mullen Automotive. Until now, Curtis served as the president of Imperium Motor Company (automotive subsidiary of DSG Global).
Also 14 new hires were recently announced across vehicle engineering, vehicle integration, powertrain systems and manufacturing in support of EV vehicle programs. “Every new team member is a vital hire”, Mullen‘s CEO said.