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Mullen Technologies Eyes Memphis, Tennessee, Electric Vehicle Plant

03/22/2021
Mullen Technologies will locate its 820,000-square-foot advanced electric automotive vehicle manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tennessee. The company plans to create up to 800 jobs.

The 2P6 SUV crossover (formerly MX-05) will be the first in Mullen’s line of fully electric vehicles that will be manufactured at this facility. Mullen is currently working on mid stage design efforts for the 2P6 in Southern California.

According to company officials, with the help of local and state incentives from the city of Memphis and the state of Tennessee, the plant will become the primary U.S. manufacturing base for Mullen Automotive and deliver 100,000 vehicles over a five-year period, starting with the 4th quarter of 2023.

“Memphis’ location makes it a primary logistical hub for distribution throughout the U.S. and will provide Mullen with key strategic advantages. The local and state-level administrations are both fully supportive of our manufacturing plan and are showcasing their commitment with significant financial incentives that will help us grow along with the city and state over the next decade,” said John Taylor, Vice President of Manufacturing for Mullen.

Once completed, Mullen will begin building prototype vehicles in its newly acquired facility in Tunica, Mississippi, for initial engineering development and certification. Simultaneously, Mullen will spend the next 33 months creating the necessary infrastructure and installing the required machinery and equipment for the Memphis facility to support large-scale EV production.

“Memphis moved the world when an alternative new sound known as rock ’n’ roll came from a recording studio on Union Avenue, and we continue to move the world by positioning Memphis to be considered as the new home to an alternative electric vehicle manufacturer in Mullen Technologies,” said Ted Townsend, chief economic development officer for the Greater Memphis Chamber. “This is only the beginning of fulfilling our promise to attract new businesses in innovative industry sectors that will bring good-paying jobs, 800 of them to be exact in this case, to the community. We will continue to aggressively seek this type of growth in advanced automotive manufacturing for Memphis and Shelby County, while at the same time continuing to pursue other industries that create good-paying, sustainable jobs.”

Founded in 2014 Mullen Technologies, Inc. is a privately held American electric car company headquartered in Brea, California. The company owns other businesses including Mullen Auto Sales, consisting of a chain of car dealerships in California and Arizona, the company CarHub, and Smart8 Energy.

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