Rapid Response Defense Systems chose Mullen Automotive as the provider for Class 1 EV cargo vans.  -  Photo: Mullen

Rapid Response Defense Systems chose Mullen Automotive as the provider for Class 1 EV cargo vans.

Photo: Mullen

Mullen Automotive announced it’s teaming up with Rapid Response Defense Systems (RRDS) to fast-track U.S. Federal Government opportunities for potential large-scale vehicle fleet orders.

RRDS has executed over 2,500 federal government delivery orders since 2014.

The company currently holds a prime seat on 12 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) federal contracts with combined funding ceilings of $4 billion.

In 2021, U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized RRDS as a recipient of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor.

“RRDS is all about providing solutions to the federal government,” said Mullen’s Manager of Government Sales Ronald Dixon.

“Whether it’s designing products to meet Department of Defense mission requirements or enhancing supply chain logistics, they have a remarkable success record. In addition, RRDS will be a key vehicle supplier to the General Service Administration in an awarded 5-year multibillion-dollar vehicle contract. We are focused on selling our EV products to the federal government and view this relationship as a strategic step in accomplishing that goal,” Dixon added.

“With the federal government’s strong interest in electrifying a growing portion of its vehicle fleet, Mullen’s commercial portfolio is very well positioned," said RRDS SVP – Federal Fred Bouman.

“Mullen’s Class 1 EV cargo van launches this year and will be the only class 1 EV van in the market. It is 100% electrified, making it a strong fit for federal government business.”

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