Mullen Automotive, Inc. is an imminent automobile manufacturer and technology company and it has been in the backdrop of designing its own new battery technology for a long time. On Monday, Mullen announced its further result from independent testing undertaken by Ev Grid, Inc. lab in San Dimas, California. It is given that the Mullen’s next-generation Solid-state Polymer Battery Technology holds the potential for a 150kWh battery pack that runs 640 miles at a peak speed of 55mph and also delivers a range of 550 miles at a top speed of 75mph juiced up by an 18kW DC fast charger, which is the fiery performance ranges.
Mullen entered into this venture by a partnership with BOAO Navigator Battery Holding, Ltd with the intention to make a significant advance over the existing lithium-ion battery technology. Before this, Mullen has already done various extensive researching and development into other battery technology and at last stomped on the Solid- State Polymer Battery Technology as this technology was spreading out vast ranges of merits such as increased efficiency, high-grade energy density, and fierce range while cutting down price segment, weight, thermal and environmental danger. While the lithium-ion battery requires an efficient cooling system, this newly developed one can be naturally cooled and thus averts the additional energy usage. When the current test allows its capability to utilize or sell or repack in any configuration or trim level, the previous result was not much favorable as it marked the negative impacts of this Solid State Polymer Battery Technology. BOAO indicated that the cell in this battery suffered no degradation while functioning at a range from 40 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees celsius. In between, when the battery has to stoop into extreme driving conditions, it suffered 2% lower level degradation over 1000 charge cycles or discharge cycles.
The Solid-State Polymer Battery Technology By Mullen Technologies Marks Its Progress
Mullen was not only focusing on all these merits but also to launch its upcoming new sedan loaded with this battery technology and thus divert the attention of EV admirers from the pomposity of top positioned luxury brands like Tesla and Mercedes to its brilliance. In the first generation that is due in late 2024, Mullen plans to launch with the long-established lithium-ion, but they are looking forward to the second generation to utilize this Solid – State Polymer Battery Technology in Mullen MX- 05 midsize SUV crossover that is anticipated to manufacture in 2022.
Mullen was going through a sequence of partnerships like BOAO, Hofer, Powertrain, Comau, ARRK, Dürr, DSA systems for the advancements in the powertrain, designing, production, vehicle production system, over – the- air (OTA) and vehicle system diagnostics, etc. for its Ev. All these tie-ups were for a range of strategic developments to bring the Mullen FIVE crossover to the electric market filled to the brim with the latest technology and within a short span of time. This crossover is based on the skateboard platform that delivers multiple powertrain configurations and trims levels engineered with the svelte design that is “Strikingly Different”. Also, it has been labeled as the “Top zero-emission SUV” as a part of the ZEVA Awards at Los Angeles International Auto Show in November 2021. Clearly, Solid – State Polymer Technology is a satellite and green technology that requires no combustion materials, unlike lithium-ion battery technology.
David Michery, the CEO and Chairman of Mullen Automotive said,
“We’ve conducted successful testing and will begin pack level development next. The test data collected shows an impressive outcome and future for solid-state batteries. To sum up, we tested our 300 Ah (ampere-hour) cell which yielded 343 Ah at 4.3 volts, and the results surpassed all expectations. We can say with almost certainty that this technology, once implemented on the Mullen FIVE, will deliver over 600 miles of range on a full charge. The future is bright for Mullen Automotive.”