Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN) has partnered with Menzies Aviation in a 60-day pilot program that will evaluate the Class 1 electric vehicle cargo vans in several use cases across its operations at LAX.
Menzies Aviation is the world’s largest aviation service company and it’s looking for innovative solutions to support its ambitious goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2033.
Menzies has a global fleet of 27,000 ground service equipment, including over 8,000 vehicles, at 250-plus airports worldwide and is committed to switching to electric wherever possible to reduce emissions in line with its sustainability strategy.
If all goes well with Mullen’s Class 1 EV cargo van, Mullen Automotive could become a pioneer in electrifying airports around the world.
Loop Global Inc. will also be partnering with Mullen and Menzies to provide charging infrastructure, a solution to one of the challenges in today’s EV world.
This is big news for the automotive company.
Mullen Partners with Menzies Aviation
John Redmond, executive vice president Americas, Menzies Aviation, said:
“Collaborating with suppliers, airports and our airline customers is absolutely vital for Menzies to achieve its sustainability goals.
We have committed to switching to electric vehicles wherever possible to reduce our carbon emissions; however, charging infrastructure can be a barrier, so it’s great to be working with both Mullen and Loop to pilot a solution at LAX.
Early feedback is positive, and I’m looking forward to seeing the results from this collaboration.”
Dustin Cavanaugh, CEO of Loop Global, Inc., said:
“The team at Loop is honored to have this opportunity to deliver such a pioneering venture in collaboration with Mullen and Menzies.
We hope this pilot at LAX is just a stepping stone in ushering in a new era of fleet electrification at airports throughout the world.”
David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive, said:
“Menzies is a well-respected leader in the aviation industry.
Our commercial EVs are a natural fit for airport service and logistics operations.
Working together with Menzies and Loop providing a full EV ecosystem solution is a great opportunity for Mullen.”
Recent Mullen Automotive News
In December, Mullen Automotive stated that it had received a $200 million purchase order for a total of 6,000 Class 1 EV cargo vans from Randy Marion Automotive Group, one of the largest and most respected commercial vehicle dealer groups in the U.S.
“We see a tremendous opportunity with the Mullen commercial portfolio, and the launch of the commercial van could not come at a better time,” said Randy Marion, CEO and founder of RMA.
“There’s significant pent-up customer demand for Mullen to fulfill. I have many customers looking at me to find product for their companies.”
“This is a real vote of confidence in our company. We appreciate Randy’s vision and aggressiveness to partner with us,” said John Schwegman, chief commercial officer for Mullen Automotive. “He clearly sees the future in commercial EVs.”
“The Randy Marion Automotive team is fully aligned with our Class 1 EV plan and is well positioned to help us capitalize on our first mover advantage in the commercial EV segments,” said David Michery, chairman and CEO of Mullen Automotive.
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