Exclusive: Mullen Five RS Coming With Tesla Plaid Performance

The Mullen Five RS is a compact crossover that was introduced for the first time at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show. It is intended to compete with the Tesla Model Y and the Volkswagen ID.4. Following the completion of its purchase of Bollinger earlier in September, the American electric car company Mullen unveiled plans for a version of its future Five crossover that will have performance comparable to that of the Plaid versions of Tesla’s Model S and Model X just one week ago.

Mullen Five RS Performance

However, Mullen is working on a flagship version of the Mullen Five RS that will have over 1,000 horses, which is sufficient for accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. This will place it in the same category as Tesla’s Plaid models as well as Rimac’s Nevera hypercar.

Exclusive: Mullen Five RS Coming With Tesla Plaid Performance
Exclusive: Mullen Five RS Coming With Tesla Plaid Performance

The debut of the Five RS is planned for the spring of next year. Other known specifications include a top speed greater than 200 miles per hour, which is made feasible by a transmission with only two gears, as well as an electrical system with 800 volts, which should enable faster charging periods when utilizing a DC fast charger.

David Michery, chairman and CEO of Mullen, was quoted as saying in a statement that it has been his personal ambition “since the founding of Mullen” to bring an ultra-high-performance electric vehicle to market. “The Five RS is designed to be one of the quickest vehicles on the earth, competing with some of the best and most well-known and appreciated automotive marques in the world,”

Mullen Five

Mullen Five

The Mullen Five RS crossover will reportedly be assembled in a plant located in Tunica, Mississippi. The base model will have a starting price of approximately $55,000, a range of 325 miles, enough horsepower to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.2 seconds, and a top speed of 155 miles per hour. The business has previously projected that the first deliveries will begin in the year 2024.

In the past, Mullen has also demonstrated a sports car that it calls the Dragonfly K50; however, the release date of this model is still unknown.

Mullen, which recently completed the acquisition of Bollinger, has ambitious plans to introduce battery-powered commercial trucks under the Bollinger trademark. In addition to this, plans for Bollinger’s B1 and B2 electric SUVs and pickup trucks will be brought back to life.

During a promotional tour known as the Strikingly Different tour that will take place across the United States, Mullen will unveil the Five and the new Mullen Five RS. The specifics of the tour will be revealed at a later time, but Mullen has confirmed that an IndyCar racing driver will be present throughout the tour to demonstrate the capabilities of the Five RS and give the general public rides in the vehicle.

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