Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ:MULN) just sold a new batch of its EVs to the NYPA after a successful 60-day pilot program.
Shares of the startup EV company rose more than +4% on Thursday following the announcement.
“Today the New York Power Authority (“NYPA” or the “Power Authority”) has purchased Mullen’s Campus Delivery Cargo Vans after successful completion of an EV pilot program at NYPA’s 16-turbine hydroelectric facility in northern New York.
The 60-day EV cargo van pilot began on July 6, 2023, and concluded in early September 2023.
As a result, NYPA will purchase the initial pilot vehicles for fleet operations at its St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, NYPA’s first active power plant, which opened in 1958.
The Power Authority is assessing additional NYPA locations for Mullen’s full lineup of commercial EVs, including Class 1 EV cargo vans and Class 3 EV cab chassis trucks,” stated the company in its press release.
“It’s great to see our EVs enter the Northeast market with the New York Power Authority, our nation’s largest public utility, using our delivery utility model for campus transportation.
Our EV cargo van is a perfect fit for large, closed workplace campus scenarios,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive.
The New York Power Authority is the largest state public power organization in the U.S., operating 16 generating facilities and more than 1,400 circuit miles of transmission lines.
NYPA is at the forefront of producing and bringing clean, reliable energy to the state of New York.
NYPA’s vision is to create a thriving, resilient New York State powered by clean energy and is leading the transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York through customer partnerships, innovative energy solutions, and the responsible supply of affordable clean and reliable electricity.
Other Mullen Automotive News Today
Mullen Automotive announced on Monday the launch of new AI tech for its vehicles.
Shares of the company fell more than -11% despite the positive development.
Today the company announces the launch of Commercial Pulse, an advanced telematics solution for customers providing a complete solution for vehicle diagnostics and fleet optimization.
“Mullen’s Commercial Pulse is an advanced telematics AI system providing drivers and fleet companies a connected fleet of vehicles with maintenance alerts, real-time vehicle location, driver safety, battery state of charge, metrics, and more.
The end-user dashboard features asset and trip management, electric vehicle and driver performance, geofencing, and reporting.
Commercial Pulse is available via two mobile applications – Mullen Commercial Pulse Fleet and Mullen Commercial Pulse Driver – on both iOS and Android platforms.
Mullen Commercial Pulse Fleet provides insights and access, including a variety of management functions like vehicle health, maintenance, battery, and safety/security alerts.
Mullen Commercial Pulse Driver improves driver practice and time management with features like routing assistance, real-time vehicle location, charging station locator, and roadside assistance,” the company said.
“We are excited to introduce Commercial Pulse, a fleet telematics software maximizing uptime and providing the tools and data needed to manage vehicle operations,” said John Schwegman, Mullen’s Chief Commercial Officer. “As we have seen in our early customer pilots and engineering fleet, and by continuously monitoring vehicle performance, our system can detect potential maintenance issues before breakdowns, empowering businesses to streamline operations and enhance efficiencies.”
“In an era where data is all around us, Commercial Pulse provides fleet managers with an easy-to-understand dashboard with information needed to optimize fleets and driver operations,” said David Michery, Mullen’s CEO.
“It’s an exciting time when we can showcase the fleet efficiencies, emissions savings, and energy reduction on our commercial portfolio.”
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