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Mullen Class 1 EV Cargo Van Now Certified for Sale in all 15 CARB States and District of Columbia by California Air Resources Board

Company can now sell the Mullen ONE in every state throughout the U.S.; certification also opens the Mullen ONE to CARB state incentive programs

CARB-compliant states include: California, Connecticut, Colorado, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia

Company now in receipt of both Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certifications for Class 1 EV cargo van and is in full compliance with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards

BREA, Calif., December 20, 2023– via InvestorWire – Mullen Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: MULN) (“Mullen” or the “Company”), an emerging electric vehicle (“EV”) manufacturer, today announces the achievement of a key commercial EV milestone with its all-electric Class 1 cargo van. The Mullen ONE received certification from the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) as a zero-emission vehicle in the state of California. The certification is awarded to vehicle manufacturers who meet specific emissions standards in compliance with CARB regulations. To date, a total of 15 states and the District of Columbia follow CARB regulations. 

The Mullen ONE previously received a certificate of conformity from the Environmental Protection Agency on Nov. 2, 2023, permitting sales in the majority of U.S. states. California as well as 14 other states and District of Columbia have adopted vehicle standards under Section 177 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. §7507), which requires additional approvals beyond EPA regulations. Having received credentials from CARB and the EPA, Mullen can now sell the Mullen ONE in every state throughout the U.S. 

Additionally, the certification gives the Mullen ONE eligibility for critical state EV incentive programs. The CARB certification takes on even more significance with CARB’s recent Advanced Clean Truck regulation, which will require that all local delivery and government fleets must be zero emissions by 2036. The Mullen ONE can now be eligible for cash incentive programs, which vary by each eligible CARB-compliant state.

“The CARB certification is an important milestone for Mullen as sales in the CARB-compliant states represent over two-thirds of all EVs sold in the U.S.,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive. “As a next step, we are working to ensure the Mullen ONE is also part of all eligible state incentive programs to further support the sale and adoption of the Mullen ONE across the U.S.”

The Mullen ONE, Class 1 EV Cargo VAN

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CARB Certification required for vehicle sale in 15 states and the District of Columbia


About Mullen

Mullen Automotive (NASDAQ: MULN) is a Southern California-based automotive company building the next generation of electric vehicles (“EVs”) that will be manufactured in its two United States-based assembly plants. Mullen’s EV development portfolio includes the Mullen FIVE EV Crossover, Mullen-GO Commercial Urban Delivery EV, Mullen Commercial Class 1-3 EVs and Bollinger Motors, which features both the B1 and B2 electric SUV trucks and Class 4-6 commercial offerings. On Sept. 7, 2022, Bollinger Motors became a majority-owned EV truck company of Mullen Automotive, and on Dec. 1, 2022, Mullen closed on the acquisition of Electric Last Mile Solutions’ (“ELMS”) assets, including all IP and a 650,000-square-foot plant in Mishawaka, Indiana

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