Mullen 5 RS coming with Tesla Plaid efficiency


Contemporary from its acquisition of Bollinger earlier in September, fellow U.S. electrical automobile startup Mullen final week introduced plans for a model of its upcoming 5 crossover with efficiency to rival Plaid variations of Tesla’s Mannequin S and Mannequin X.

First proven on the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Present, the Mullen 5 is a small crossover designed to go up in opposition to the Tesla Mannequin Y and Volkswagen ID.4. Nevertheless, Mullen is growing a 5 RS flagship that may boast over 1,000 hp, or sufficient for 0-60 mph acceleration in 1.9 seconds, inserting it in the same league to Tesla’s Plaid fashions, in addition to Rimac’s Nevera hypercar.

The 5 RS is slated for a reveal subsequent spring. Different confirmed specs embody a high velocity of over 200 mph, made doable by a 2-speed transmission, in addition to an 800-volt electrical system, which ought to allow speedy cost occasions when utilizing a DC quick charger.

“From the inception of Mullen, it has been my mission to deliver an ultra-high-performance EV to market,” David Michery, Mullen’s chairman and CEO, mentioned in a press release. “The 5 RS is meant to be one of many quickest automobiles on the planet, competing with among the finest and most well-known and regarded automotive marques.”

Mullen Five

Mullen 5

Mullen plans to construct the 5 crossover at a plant in Tunica, Mississippi. The usual model will begin at about $55,000 and include a spread of 325 miles and sufficient horsepower for 0-60 acceleration in 3.2 seconds and a high velocity of 155 mph. The corporate has beforehand pointed to 2024 for the beginning of deliveries.

Mullen has additionally beforehand proven a sports activities automotive known as the Dragonfly K50, although timing for this mannequin is unclear.

With its latest acquisition of Bollinger, Mullen plans to launch electrical business vehicles below the Bollinger model. It can additionally revive plans for Bollinger’s B1 and B2 electrical SUV and pickup truck.

Mullen will current the 5 and new 5 RS throughout a promotional tour throughout the U.S., referred to as the Strikingly Completely different tour. Particulars of the tour can be introduced at a later date however Mullen has confirmed it’s going to have an IndyCar racing driver available to showcase the efficiency of the 5 RS and supply rides to the general public.


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