What’s Happening: Mullen Automotive, an emerging EV manufacturer, has partnered with Rapid Response Defense Systems (RRDS) to expedite large-scale EV fleet orders from the US Federal Government.
Why It Matters: The US Federal Government has shown a strong interest in electrifying a growing portion of its vehicle fleet. This partnership will enable Mullen Automotive to leverage RRDS’s expertise and experience in executing federal government delivery orders to potentially secure contracts for their upcoming Class 1 EV cargo van.
- RRDS is a leading federal contractor with a successful track record of executing federal government delivery orders. The company currently holds a prime seat on 12 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) federal contracts with combined funding ceilings of $4 billion.
- Mullen Automotive plans to sell their EV products to the federal government and sees their partnership with RRDS as a strategic step in achieving that goal.
- RRDS will also be a key vehicle supplier to the General Service Administration in an awarded 5-year multibillion-dollar vehicle contract.
- Mullen’s upcoming Class 1 EV cargo van is 100% electrified and will be the only Class 1 EV van in the market, making it a strong fit for federal government business.
Bottom Line: Mullen Automotive’s partnership with RRDS aims to expedite large-scale EV fleet orders from the US Federal Government by leveraging RRDS’s expertise and experience in executing federal government delivery orders. This partnership could be instrumental in securing contracts for Mullen’s upcoming Class 1 EV cargo van and in meeting the growing demand for EVs across the US government’s fleet of vehicles.