The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte has begun taking delivery of more electric vans on its campus. Mullen Automotive, an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, announced that the university ordered eight additional Class 1 Campus EV cargo vans. The university took delivery of its first seven EV cargo vans from Mullen Automotive in March 2023.
Both vehicle order fulfillments were completed by Randy Marion Automotive Group.
UNC Charlotte, North Carolina’s urban research university founded in 1946, purchased Mullen Class 1 EV cargo vans for use across its 1,000-acre campus, and more than 29,500 students. The vans will be used for a variety of university use cases, including campus delivery and facility services.
“We are very impressed with the first set of Mullen EV vans for our on-campus use,” said T.J. Woods, the university’s transportation, warehouse, and logistics manager. “Ordering additional Mullen EV cargo vans makes perfect sense for us. There’s a lower cost of ownership, no messy fill-ups, tailpipe exhaust, or disruptive vehicle idling sounds to impact our daily campus life. Mullen Campus EVs are also great to highlight to our students, as it shows we can all make a difference in lowering our overall carbon footprint.”
Subsequent future deliveries of Mullen's EV cargo vans are expected across the UNC System, which has 16 campuses across the state of North Carolina.
“Offering college campuses a low-cost acquisition that allows schools to reduce their operating costs, reduce their maintenance and reduce their CO2 emissions is an ideal use case for our EV cargo vans,” Mullen Automotive Chief Commercial Officer John Schwegman said.
About Mullen's Campus EV Cargo Vans
With 186 miles of range, the Mullen Campus EV cargo van is a highly efficient electric van designed for closed campus use.
The Campus Delivery Van has all the same DNA as the Mullen ONE Class 1 EV cargo van but was purpose-built to be an ideal delivery solution for micro-environments.
Editor's Note: This story was originally published on April 5. It was updated on May 3 to reflect the university's second purchase from Mullen Automotive.
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