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Mullen develops lightweight EV truck body with Phenix

June 15, 2023
With California's increasing EPA and emissions regulations, Mullen Automotive is partnering with Phenix Truck Bodies & Van Equipment, based in Southern California, on its new EV truck body.

Mullen Automotive, an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer and distributor, is developing the Mullen THREE, a light-weight truck body for its Class 3 EV with Phenix Truck Bodies & Van Equipment. Phenix will develop the light-weight body configuration designed to satisfy the needs of Class 3 service body truck fleets, with the goal of offering an EV alternative to ICE vehicles. Upon upfit completion, the Class 3 vehicle will be made available to Phenix commercial fleet customers for evaluation and pilot programs.

“Since revealing our Mullen THREE all-electric tilt cab in March, we have had very positive feedback and strong interest,” said John Schwegman, chief commercial officer, Mullen Automotive. “With availability later this year, we are excited to have fleet customers begin piloting our Class 3 product and experience how an all-electric truck can work in their fleet of vehicles.”

The Mullen THREE features a tight turning diameter of 38 ft. and strong visibility for maneuverability on narrow city streets. Its chassis provides a clean top-of-rail for easy upfitting with bodies up to 14 ft. in length and over 5,800 lbs. of payload.

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“Having the opportunity to add our commercial EVs into the mix with Phenix and their large fleet business is a great step forward for our commercial business,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive.

Pre-production units of the Mullen THREE are available nationally for customer demos and test drives, which can be requested here.

Production of the Mullen THREE will take place at Mullen’s manufacturing facility in Tunica, Mississippi, with deliveries expected in August and September 2023.

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