Mullen Automotive says vehicle production will begin in July 2023 at the company’s manufacturing center in Tunica, Mississippi. Mullen’s manufacturing group has partnered with NRTC Automation (“NRTC”) out of Birmingham, Alabama, for Class 3 assembly line installation and integration, which includes all robotics and automation systems for vehicle production.
The company says that recent capital expenditures in Tunica include the addition of automated guided vehicles to transport vehicles through assembly stations in the plant, the installation of robotics, a water test booth and end-of-line diagnostics. Mullen says NRTC will support Mullen’s Class 3 operation through launch and also provide ongoing support of the production as Mullen ramps up to meet the full market demand from its commercial customers.
To date, Mullen says it has received $279 million in purchase orders for Mullen Class 1 and Class 3 EV vans and trucks from Randy Marion Automotive Group, based in North Carolina.