MEMPHIS, TN—Mullen Technologies Inc. has acquired an 820,000-square-foot facility here where it will begin mass-producing electric vehicles starting in 2023. The first EV to roll off the line will be the 2P6 crossover SUV.

“Memphis’ location makes it a primary logistical hub for distribution throughout the U.S. and will provide [us] with key strategic advantages,” says John Taylor, vice president of manufacturing at Mullen. Taylor claims that the new facility will create up to 800 jobs and deliver 100,000 vehicles over a five-year period.

“The Memphis factory provides us with the necessary manufacturing footprint to take [us] to the next level, while also helping us create an economic powerhouse in the region,” adds David Michery, CEO of Mullen. “This…will be mutually beneficial for Mullen, Memphis and the state of Tennessee.”

Mullen also recently acquired a facility located 50 miles south of Memphis in Tunica, MS, that will provide advanced engineering and manufacturing support.

“Our Tunica and Memphis facilities arrivs at a very important time,” explains Michery. “Our pilot facility in Monrovia, CA, has now been moved to Tunica, [which is] more cost-effective and efficient, [with] close proximity to Memphis.”