Currently reading: Mullen Five is US-built EV crossover with 325-mile range
New crossover packs a 95kWh battery and covers 0-62mph in 3.2sec, with an even quicker, 200mph-plus RS variant in the wings

Sustainable clean energy firm Mullen has given a rapid electric compact SUV its debut at the Los Angeles motor show.

The Mullen Five has a 95kWh battery, a claimed 325-mile range and a 0-62mph time of 3.2sec. The model – which has been designed, engineered and manufactured in the US – is also capable of fast charging from empty to 80% in 21 minutes. Its top speed is electronically limited to 155mph. A hotter RS model is expected with a Tesla-rivalling 0-62mph time of 1.9sec and a top speed of over 200mph. 

The California-based firm says the Five will be targeted towards the luxury market, with a level 2.5 advanced driver assist system, a choice of six exterior paint colours and “customisable interior configurations”.

Equipment-wise, Mullen has promised active noise cancellation and facial recognition as well as a sentry mode. Inside, the Five gains a minimalist steering wheel, ambient lighting and wood on the dashboard and door inserts.

The model also features what the firm calls “Multi LED intelligent LIVE technology”, with a digital driver's display and central infotainment screen. Rear passengers also have their own tablet-style screen and wireless phone charging is available. 

Prices for the model start from $55,000 (£40,000) in the US, with three levels of specification. Mid-level Touring trim starts from $75,000. 

Production is scheduled to begin in 2023 in Tunica Mississippi, before deliveries take place in the second quarter of 2024. Customers can currently place a $100 (£74) reservation. The model was awarded 'best zero-emission vehicle’ at the motor show. 

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Torque Stear 19 November 2021

Looked Mullen up on crunchbase to see how much money they have, they had $3.5 million in funding 2 years ago before being aquired by a payments company.

They then pivoted to not developing their own car and working with a Chinese supplier to build a knock down kit which they would assemble in the US.

Given their lack of money and the fact that all they are showing is renders I suspect that this product announcement is an attempt to get enough reservations to show demand which will then be used to try to get funding.


1969tonka 19 November 2021

It used to be a new hypercar being launched every week with no hope of production but lots of dreams but now it seems to be a new EV company launching every week

Peter Cavellini 18 November 2021

It's not how fast, it's how far,and, yes, the interior is up for debate, no one yet has put in an interior that's ideal for most, we have too many monitoring systems to check, we're effectively sitting inside a computer which eventually will drive the Car.