The Mullen Five EV debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show
Mullen, like many other EV startups, is touting high figures and a low pricing structure. Whether Mullen will be able to turn this concept into a reality in a production automobile is another story entirely.
Mullen, based in Southern California, is attempting to build a premium electric crossover, which was first revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
In terms of specs, the Mullen Five is said to have a 95 kWh battery pack that can go 325 miles on a single charge. The engine isn’t described in detail, although Mullen claims a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds. At that speed, the crossover is almost probably equipped with an all-wheel-drive powertrain on each axle.
The top speed is electrically controlled to 155 miles per hour. Mullen also claims that the Five is capable of quick charging, claiming that it can charge from 0 to 80 percent in just 21 minutes.
The Five also boasts a “Level 2.5” driver assistance system, a huge touchscreen infotainment system with voice control, wireless phone charging, and a particularly sumptuous rear seat configuration, according to Mullen. Pullout trays, a central control panel, and a generally opulent appearance can all be seen in the one photo Mullen gave of the back.
Mullen’s design, on the other hand, is difficult to discern. We can tell it’s a crossover coupe based on Mullen’s few photographs, which contributes to the anticipated sporty driving attitude Mullen is striving for. All four corners are wrapped in massive Pirelli P Zero tires, and the prototype appears to be equipped with Brembo brakes.
Thin LED lighting fittings seem contemporary and are comparable to other new vehicles on the market today. Meanwhile, the interior is extremely sparse, with only a single touchscreen and steering wheel controls providing interaction with the vehicle. It’s a tad less minimalistic than Tesla’s stark interiors, but it sticks to the same basic philosophy. The Five will start at $55,000, according to Mullen, although we’re not sure what that will get you right now. It is now taking reservations and collecting $100 refundable deposits.
Mullen claims that manufacturing on the Five will commence by the end of 2023. If all goes according to plan, deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2024.