Mullen Automotive, an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, announced Nov. 15, the company has closed the purchase of the Tunica, Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center (AMEC) without any debt and will begin hiring soon.
The company said in a press release it will be looking to employ its initial set of skilled trades and support staff at a the Robinsonville facility.
Mullen’s previously announced plans on Nov. 5 to build out another 1.2 million square feet of manufacturing space to support class 1 and class 2 EV cargo vans and the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover at AMEC.
The facility currently occupies 124,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The total available land on the property is over 100 acres. On the expanded site, Mullen plans to build a body shop, a fully automated paint shop and a general assembly shop.
Mullen’s commitment to the facility is strong and growing with hiring ramp-up now beginning for initial workers to support the initial preproduction build of class 1 and class 2 EV Cargo Vans.
“This is a milestone for Mullen,” stated David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive. “We now own this facility free and clear, with no associated debt or financial obligations on the property. AMEC is a tremendous asset for the company, and we are proud to begin hiring and build-out of the Tunica facility.”
Mullen debuted to the world the FIVE EV Crossover on Nov. 17, at the Los Angeles International Auto Show (LAIAS). Mullen is displaying multiple variants of the FIVE model while also showcasing powertrain, battery, and charging technology.
The FIVE is built on an EV crossover skateboard platform that offers multiple powertrain configurations and trim levels in a svelte design that is “Strikingly DifferentTM” and exciting to experience in person. Learn more about the Mullen FIVE at MullenUSA.com.
Mullen is based Brea, California.