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Mullen Five – brand new electric SUV promises a range of 520 km, acceleration from 0-96 km / h in 1.9 seconds.

Mullen Five promises many attractive features, but it will take a long time before it is actually produced.

Mullen Technologies, an electric vehicle company founded in 2014 with headquarters in California, used the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show to showcase a brand new product called the Five. As a luxury electric SUV, the Five has a smooth but somewhat bland design. The company doesn’t release many specifics, but from the scene, we see this compact model with slim headlights, hidden door handles, and 23-inch wheels.

The “generic” style continues in the cabin as the Mullen Five has a small digital instrument cluster and free-standing infotainment system on the dashboard. We can also see decorative wooden surfaces, and hardly any traditional buttons at all. The manufacturer will offer three distinct Five versions, with the entry-level Touring model having two individual rear seats that can be reclined and separated by a long center console.

Talking about equipment, this electric SUV model has face recognition technology and active noise cancellation installed. In particular, the face recognition feature promises to recognize the car owner quickly when they approach the car, so it can automatically open the reception door and can also adjust the car settings according to the wishes of the car owner. owner. The company also revealed that Five will learn from rival Tesla with its own Sentry and Dog monitoring modes.

Although not going into many details, but Mullen revealed that the standard Five version will be equipped with a 95 kWh battery pack and dual-motor AWD system, allowing acceleration from 0-96 km / h in 3.2. second. The model is also claimed to have a range of around 520 km when fully charged, and the company says customers can expect fast charging, which will deliver 80% of the charge in 21 minutes.

Customers who want a more powerful car can look to the high-performance RS variant. Mullen Five RS will have carbon components and carbon-ceramic brakes, will accelerate from 0-96 km / h in 1.9 seconds, before reaching a top speed of over 320 km / h.

In terms of pricing, the Mullen Five will start at $55,000 and climb to $75,000 for the Touring version. The company expects to start production in the fourth quarter of 2023, with deliveries in the second quarter of 2024, if everything goes according to plan.

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