Mullen has developed a highly efficient rechargeable battery

Mullen has developed a highly efficient rechargeable battery

August 16, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Mullen Technologies has unveiled an electric crossover that it plans to bring to market in 2022 thanks to a huge capital injection.

Earlier last year, Mullen Technologies, a California-based startup, showed the Dragonfly K50 at the New York International Auto Show. This K50 is an electric coupe from Chinese manufacturer Qiantu, but Mullen Technologies has no plans to market it. Much more interesting is the MX 05 electric crossover, which should go into production in a relatively short time.

“The company plans to start production of the MX-05 by 2022 and enter the electric SUV market. The MX-05 is a mid-size luxury SUV that will be presented as an electric vehicle with a solid-state polymer battery, ”said Kenes Rakishev, Kazakh shareholder of Mullen.

The Mullen MX 05 is an electric SUV with a battery at the bottom with a capacity of at least 100 kWh. The MX 05, which has a similar name to the Mazda crossover, has to travel more than 480 kilometers on a single charge, according to the manufacturer. Acceleration from standstill to 97 km / h takes 2.9 seconds. Mullen promises that the battery can be charged up to 50% capacity in 30 minutes.

While the company has not released details about the newcomer, Mullen claims that its vehicles are based on “pre-existing” models. It is possible that the MX 05 borrows its platform from a model built by a Chinese manufacturer, possibly Qiantu.

Mullen Technologies plans to bring MX 05 to the market as early as 2022. With a $ 135 million loan, the American manufacturer, along with its partners, says it will be able to open a plant. In addition, the startup announces a merger with Net Element, a company known on the exchange for, among other things, mobile financial transactions.