US EV manufacturer Mullen Automotive recently held an open house event at its Tunica, Mississippi, assembly facility to mark the start of production of its Class 3 EV trucks.
The Mullen THREE is a Class 3 low cab forward electric truck with a gross vehicle weight rating of 11,000 pounds and a turning diameter of 38 feet. It’s designed to provide maximum visibility for good maneuverability on narrow city streets. 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.
Pricing will start at $68,500. The EV qualifies for $7,500 in federal tax incentives. According to Mullen, annual production with an initial single shift is expected to reach 3,000 Class 3 vehicles, and 6,000 vehicles after the addition of a projected second shift.
Production testing and launch of the Mullen ONE Class 1 EV Cargo Van will also take place at the Tunica facility. Deliveries of both Class 1 and Class 3 vehicles are expected by the end of 2023.