Mullen Plans Electric Vehicle Plant in Spokane
After debuting its Qiantu K50 electric sports car at the New York International Auto Show two weeks ago, Mullen Technologies has now announced plans to build an assemply plant for the vehicle near Spokane, WA. Mullen reports it has signed a letter of intent with the West Plains Airport Area Public Development Authority for the construction of 1.3 million square feet of production and assembly facilities in the area. The company also plans to further develop its lithium ion battery cell technology at the site, and is projected to employ up to 3000 people when the plan is fully realized. The Qiantu K50 claims a 250-mile pure elctric range, 0-60 performance of 4.2 seconds and an elctronically-limited top speed of 125 mph, ensuring plenty of foot traffic at its New York Auto Show display.