Tesla might dominate the EV market proper now, however that’s not going to cease different automakers from attempting to knock the model off its perch.
Earlier this week, Southern California startup Mullen unveiled its new EV on the Los Angeles Auto Present. Dubbed the 5, the model’s first crossover SUV blends modern design, a luxurious inside and a 325-mile vary. It’s truthful to say the EV made impression, because it was the recipient of the conference’s ZEVA Award for the highest all-electric SUV, beating out entries from Lincoln and Rivian.
The 5 incorporates a design that’s without delay athletic and complex. Easy strains move from entrance to again, serving to spotlight a dramatic set of lights on the nostril and rear. You’ll additionally be capable of select between one in every of six colours for the end—white, silver, gold, pink, blue and black. Inside, you’ll discover a variety of luxurious particulars reminiscent of customizable seating configurations, fold-down surfaces and a multi-LED clever “dwell display” infotainment system. There’s even a wi-fi cellphone charger onboard, in addition to a complicated driver help system.
As promising because the 5 might look, it’s clear there may be work to be carried out. Mullen has but to disclose horsepower or torque figures for the car. Regardless of this, the model guarantees the automobile will be capable of speed up from zero to 60 mph in simply 3.2 seconds and attain a high pace of 155 mph. That might put it in the identical neighborhood as the usual Tesla Mannequin X, which might speed up to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and has the identical high pace.
Mullen did reveal that the setup will probably be powered by a 95 kWH Lithium-Sulfur battery pack, which has 5 occasions extra power density than one manufactured from Lithium-ion. That is what offers the car its estimated vary of 325 miles (the Mannequin X has a variety of 348 miles). Much more spectacular will be the pace at which you’ll recharge its battery. The marque says you’ll be able to go from zero to 80 % capability (or about 260 miles of vary) in simply 21 minutes utilizing a DC quick charger.
The 5 isn’t prepared to purchase fairly but, however you’ll be able to reserve one with a $100 refundable deposit by the Mullen web site. The beginning value for the car is $55,000. The producers says that deliveries will start within the second quarter of 2024.