Way back in May 2020, GM Authority reported that Wuling – the Chinese joint venture between SAIC and General Motors – introduced the Rongguang EV. Standing as the brand’s first all-electric minivan, the Rongguang EV is now headed to U.S. shores under the new Mullen One nameplate.
Based heavily on SAIC-GM-Wuling’s Rongguang EV, the Mullen One commercial electric delivery van – as well as its Mullen Campus on-site variant – will soon be sold in the U.S. With a payload of 1,683 pounds and a driving range of 110 miles on a full charge, the Mullen One is designed for in-town cargo carrying duties.
“This van was designed to navigate within narrow urban streets and residential roads, all while maximizing payload and cargo space,” a spokesperson claimed.
There are a few noteworthy pieces regarding the upcoming electric van. For one, the Mullen One’s front end appears to be heavily modified, likely for U.S. certification reasons. Additionally, the delivery van’s width measurement sits at a tiny 64 inches. For perspective, the smallest General Motors vehicle currently sold in the U.S. is the Chevy Bolt EV, which boasts a width of 69.5 inches. In fact, the most recent GM vehicle to feature a smaller width was the 2022 Chevy Spark, which measured in at 62.8 inches wide. In terms of height, the Mullen One stands at less than 6.5 feet tall.
Finally, the company claims that the Mullen One will be built in the U.S. at the same plant that used to produce the Hummer H2.
The upcoming Mullen One is projected to the first Class 1 commercial electric vehicle in the U.S. market, and will feature a starting price of $34,500. Further details will be released in the future.