Mullen has recently announced a significant milestone in its partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA). Following the successful completion of an electric van pilot program, NYPA has decided to incorporate Mullen's Campus Delivery Cargo Vans into its operational fleet. This marks Mullen's entry into the Northeastern market, with a focus on providing environmentally friendly solutions for campus transportation.
The 60-day EV cargo van pilot, which commenced on July 6, 2023, and concluded in early September 2023, yielded positive results. Consequently, NYPA will introduce these initial pilot vehicles into its fleet operations at the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.
This facility, NYPA's inaugural active power plant dating back to 1958, will benefit from the inclusion of Mullen's electric cargo vans. Furthermore, NYPA is actively exploring the potential adoption of Mullen's complete range of commercial EVs, including Class 1 EV cargo vans and Class 3 EV cab chassis trucks, at various NYPA locations.
Mullen's CAMPUS Delivery Van has been meticulously designed for optimal efficiency, particularly within low-speed, enclosed campus environments. As a fully battery-operated vehicle (BEV), it aligns seamlessly with NYPA's mission to facilitate eco-friendly campus transportation while offering cargo capacity and operator comfort. This vehicle inherits the same genetic makeup as the Mullen ONE but has been purpose-built to cater to the unique requirements of micro-environments and campus settings.
The New York Power Authority stands as one of the largest state public power organizations in the United States. It operates an extensive network of 16 generating facilities and over 1,400 circuit miles of transmission lines. NYPA is dedicated to pioneering clean, reliable energy solutions for the state of New York. With a strategic vision focused on advancing a thriving and resilient New York State powered by clean energy, NYPA actively collaborates with customers to drive the transition towards a more environmentally conscious future. Key priorities for NYPA include enhancing the value of its hydropower assets, pursuing decarbonization of its natural gas plants, and being a leader in transmission development and operation, among others.
David Michery, CEO and Chairman of Mullen Automotive, expressed his satisfaction with the company's EVs making an entry into the Northeast market through NYPA. He noted that Mullen's EV cargo van offers an efficient solution for large, enclosed workplace campuses, aligning well with NYPA's commitment to sustainable campus transportation. This partnership underscores the growing importance of electric vehicles in addressing the evolving needs of environmentally conscious organizations.