Mullen Automotive, Inc., an emerging electric vehicle manufacturer, announced Class 1 EV cargo vans were delivered to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In addition, EV cargo vans have also been delivered to MGT Company in Highpoint, North Carolina.
Both vehicle orders were fulfilled by Randy Marion Automotive Group.
Growing UNC Charlotte's EV Campus Fleet
UNC Charlotte, North Carolina’s urban research university, purchased Mullen Class 1 EV cargo vans for use across its 1,000-acre campus, and more than 29,500 students. The vans will be used for a variety of university use cases, including campus delivery and facility services.
“Following our first commercial trade show, the NTEA Work Truck Week in Indianapolis earlier this month, it is exciting to continue our momentum with the Mullen commercial lineup and celebrate our first fleet deliveries. These 100% electric vans are a fantastic use case for university campus delivery applications,” said John Schwegman, chief commercial officer of Mullen Automotive.
"UNC Charlotte is committed to helping create a more sustainable environment, including developing and implementing a comprehensive plan designed to reduce carbon emissions,” said T. J. Woods, the university's transportation, warehouse and logistics manager.
Add EVs to MGT's Growing Fleet
MGT is one of Mullen's first commercial EV fleet customers. According to Mullen, MGT is a growing commercial vehicle sales and leasing company with annual revenue of over $70 million in 2022 and $100 million projected for 2023.
MGT’s primary customer base focuses on last-mile segments, such as package delivery and retail, and vocations such as plumbing and electrician. MGT currently provides commercial vehicle sales and leasing across all major OEM brands, with focus on Class 1-4 commercial vehicles.
“Mullen’s Class 1 is a perfect entry point for us and working with the Company. The Class 1 segment no longer has internal combustion engine options from the major OEM brands and certainly does not have any Class 1 EV options. One of the biggest opportunities we see is the Class 3 cab-chassis segment, with the potential to upfit and offer unlimited options for commercial customers,” said Thomas Gavlik, managing partner at MGT. “MGT is a rapidly growing fleet leasing company that fully understands the commercial market and will help accelerate Mullen’s Fleet-First commercial vehicle approach,” said John Schwegman, Mullen’s chief commercial officer.