In 2022 planned release a mid-size electric SUV MX-05 (not to be confused with the Mazda MX-5) with solid-state polymer battery. This informs the manufacturer of Mullen Technologies, Inc. (Mullen).
Its minority shareholder is an investor from Kazakhstan Kenes Rakishev. To launch MX-05, the company received from Axiom Financial of $ 135 million. The money will be spent on the purchase of Assembly plant, where, in fact, will be the manufacture of machinery. Investors say the project will apply a new business model. What is not specified.
Not so long ago in an independent California lab EV Grid was trialed Chinese battery. The battery showed good results, in particular, by such characteristics as maintaining performance in temperatures ranging from -40 to +60 degrees Celsius, and degradation (2% per 10 000 cycles charge/discharge).
Full charge battery capacity of 150 kWh on the high power terminal takes 35 minutes. Among other advantages is the lower weight compared to lithium-ion batteries, no combustible materials and active cooling system.
According to Mullen, the reserve electrocreaser Mullen MX-05 on a single charge is more than 500 miles, or 805 km (according to which cycle is specified) and when driving with a constant speed of 55 mph (88,5 km/h), the vehicle is able to travel 640 miles (1030 km).
In the portfolio of a businessman Rakishev are 2 projects, both related to electric drives. In the case of Mullen talking about the electric car with solid battery. While in the line of Mullen there is another car – K50 Dragonfly, it needs to appear on the market in 2021.
Apparently, it was on his platform and will be based electrocreaser MX-05. According to the automaker, this will reduce the development time for cars up to 2 years.