MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Mullen Automotive is scheduled to start out producing industrial electrical autos subsequent yr in Tunica County, Mississippi, bringing lots of of jobs to the area.

The corporate will probably be producing the autos at a newly acquired property in Indiana and produce electrical industrial cargo autos at its facility in Tunica County, previously residence to Inexperienced Tech Automotive.

Inexperienced Tech closed operations in 2017 after submitting for chapter. Mullen plans to rent as many as 500 employees when manufacturing and growth happen.

The Tunica web site already has the right footprint for Mullen’s superior manufacturing engineering heart and is turn-key.

“Which means, proper now we’re at a 120 plus thousand sq. ft. We have now the capability to construct as much as a few million sq. ft there with lots of room round us to develop even larger,” mentioned Jason Putnam, Mullen Automotive’s Vice President of Advertising.

Mullen Automotive was in Memphis Thursday displaying off one in every of its electrical autos — the Mullen 5 Crossover. The occasion labeled a “take a look at drive tour” gave the general public an opportunity to expertise the automobile’s efficiency and study extra concerning the firm.

Robert and Jennifer Brown traveled all the way in which from Little Rock to expertise the experience.

“It was a really clean experience. I loved the texture of the automobile within the inside. It had lots of pick-up to it, lots of energy in it,” Robert mentioned.

“And can assist speed up our change from a love affair with all factor petrol and get us modified over to electrical, in order that’s my hope,” Jennifer mentioned.

The car could have a base worth of $55,000 when it goes into manufacturing in late 2024. The state-of-the-art car has enhanced safety know-how.

“To the place whenever you stroll as much as the automobile it can acknowledge your face and it’ll open up the doorways for you,” mentioned Trey Agner with Mullen Automotive.

We’re informed Mullen Automotive remains to be taking a look at manufacturing websites in Memphis however has not settled on a particular property. The corporate was unable to succeed in phrases with the proprietor of the previous Nike facility.