The ELMS assets expand Mullen’s manufacturing capacity, and with the previous Bollinger acquisition, product introductions to market will be accelerated, placing Mullen in a unique competitive position
BREA, Calif. – Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, closed on the acquisition of Electric Last Mile Solutions’ (“ELMS”) assets on Nov. 30, 2022, in an all-cash purchase valued at $105 million.
The ELMS asset acquisition of all IP and inventory will allow Mullen to launch into the commercial market much earlier than previously planned. Upon the completion of final certification, it is anticipated that Mullen will be delivering Class 1 product in Q1 2023, followed by its Class 3 vehicles in Q2.
The ELMS Mishawaka, Indiana, factory, which previously produced General Motors’ Hummer H2 and the Mercedes-Benz R-Class vehicle, is a perfect fit for production of the Mullen FIVE SUV and the Bollinger B1 and B2 platforms. Taking possession of this plant in its current condition will allow both vehicles to be launched with significantly less capital than previously anticipated and bring forward their respective launch dates.
“I have been working on this plan for many years, putting in place the strategic and critical enablers to be a dominant competitor in the EV market,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen. “Successfully completing this asset acquisition moves Mullen into an all-new position with IP, plants and product platforms that no other competitor can offer to both retail and commercial customers. We have everything we need to launch the Mullen and Bollinger EVs product lineup.”
About – Mullen Automotive is a Southern California-based automotive company building the next generation of premium electric vehicles (EVs) that are affordable and built entirely in the United States. With an end-to-end ecosystem that supports owners from test driving to financing and servicing through a unique hybrid dealership model, customers are supported through every aspect of EV ownership. The Mullen FIVE, the company’s first electric crossover, is slated for delivery in 2024 and features an award-winning design and its patented PERSONA technology that utilizes facial recognition to personalize the driving experience for every individual.