RRDS views Mullen’s EV Class 1 a strategic fit for federal U.S. government business.   -  Photo: Mullen Automotive

RRDS views Mullen’s EV Class 1 a strategic fit for federal U.S. government business. 

Photo: Mullen Automotive 

Mullen Automotive, an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, will be teaming up with Rapid Response Defense Systems (RRDS) to fast-track U.S. Federal Government opportunities for potential large-scale vehicle fleet orders.

RRDS, a small business federal contractor, has made more than 2,500 federal government delivery orders since 2014. The company currently holds a seat on 12 Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) federal contracts with combined funding ceilings of $4 billion. In 2021, U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized RRDS as a recipient of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor.

“RRDS is all about providing solutions to the federal government,” said Mullen’s Manager of Government Sales Ronald Dixon. “Whether its designing products to meet Department of Defense mission requirements or enhancing supply chain logistics, they have a remarkable success record. In addition, RRDS will be a key vehicle supplier to the General Service Administration in an awarded 5-year multibillion-dollar vehicle contract. We are focused on selling our EV products to the federal government and view this relationship as a strategic step in accomplishing that goal.”

According to RRDS SVP – Federal Fred Bouman, Mullen’s 100% electric Class 1 EV cargo van launches this year and will be the only class 1 EV van in the market. 

“Mullen Automotive is proud to team up with RRDS for U.S. government fleet opportunities for our Class 1 EV cargo vans,” said Mullen’s CEO and Chairman David Michery. “We look forward to working closely with RRDS in meeting the demand for EVs across the U.S. government’s fleet of vehicles.”

Originally posted on Government Fleet

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