Partnership with LGG (Linghang Guochuang Group) is on track and focused on taking solid-state polymer battery cell technology into vehicle pack level development. Solid-state batteries are planned for Mullen’s second-generation Mullen FIVE EV Crossover and show promise of over 300 miles of range delivered in 18 minutes with DC fast charging.
Mullen and LGG progress to pack level development for solid-state polymer batteries
BREA, Calif., May 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire — Mullen Automotive Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) (“Mullen” or the “Company”), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, announces today an update on its partnership with Linghang Guochuang Group (LGG). The Mullen and LGG partnership is currently focused on taking solid-state polymer battery cell technology into vehicle pack level development for Mullen Automotive. Solid-state polymer batteries are currently planned for the second generation of the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover.
Mullen and LGG are on track with their existing partnership, which was originally started in late 2019 and subsequently sidelined in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In recent months, the two companies have made progress and are pleased to announce they have started integration of the solid-state polymer cell technology into the vehicle pack level. Mullen has announced previously that solid-state polymer batteries are currently planned for the second generation of the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover. Data collected from solid-state cell testing shows impressive results for solid-state batteries, including potential range of 600 miles on a full charge and over 300 miles of range delivered in 18 minutes with DC fast charging.
“Linghang Guochuang is pleased to be able to continue on with our original written agreement (11-26-2019) with Mullen,” said Yao Wang, GM for Linghang Guochuang.
“I am pleased to announce today that Mullen Automotive and LGG are moving forward on solid-state vehicle pack level development,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive. “Scaling from the cell level to pack level development is a major accomplishment and one I am proud to announce is progressing with LGG as our partner.”
Mullen recently announced the “Strikingly Different” U.S. Test Drive Tour, covering 19 cities across the U.S. The tour will begin this fall in Southern California and work its way throughout the U.S. Further details can be found here, or place your Mullen FIVE reservation here.
Mullen is a Southern California-based automotive company that owns and partners with several synergistic businesses working toward the unified goal of creating clean and scalable energy solutions. Mullen has evolved over the past decade in sync with consumers and technology trends. Today, the Company is working diligently to provide exciting EV options built entirely in the United States and made to fit perfectly into the American consumer’s life. Mullen strives to make EVs more accessible than ever by building an end-to-end ecosystem that takes care of all aspects of EV ownership.
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