Mullen Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) has shared an update on Mullen’s next-generation solid-state polymer battery technology, which is a major improvement over today’s current lithium-ion batteries. Mullen’s testing of solid-state polymer cells disclosed the potential for a 150-kilowatt-hour battery pack that offers over 600-plus miles of range and underlines an 18-minute DC fast charge which can yield over 300 miles of range.
Mullen is developing solid-state polymer battery packs for its second-generation Mullen FIVE EV Crossovers, with prototype testing scheduled for 2025. Mullen's first-generation FIVE EV Crossover, set to debut in late 2024, will use classic lithium-ion battery technology. Mullen is also performing broad research and development into other sophisticated battery technologies, including lithium-sulfur and lithium-iron-phosphate.
Furthermore, Mullen aims to design electric vehicle batteries that will outperform today's lithium-ion technology in terms of efficiency, energy density, and range while also cutting costs, weight, and thermal and environmental concerns. Mullen has recently disclosed a string of key partnerships with Hofer powertrain, Comau, ARRK, Dürr, and DSA Systems for EV powertrain, engineering, manufacturing, vehicle production systems, and over-the-air (OTA) and vehicle system diagnostics, respectively.
In addition, these strategic initiatives are expected to be critical in delivering the FIVE to market with the most up-to-date technology and in the quickest time possible. At the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November 2021, the Mullen FIVE was also selected as "Top Zero Emission SUV" as part of the ZEVA Awards, where the vehicle made its debut.