Upstart electric vehicle manufacturer Mullen Automotive has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a zero-emission vehicle in the state of California for its Mullen ONE Class 1 cargo van.
To date, 15 states and the District of Columbia follow CARB vehicle standards under Section 177 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. §7507), which requires additional approvals beyond EPA regulations.
“The CARB certification is an important milestone for Mullen as sales in the CARB-compliant states represent over two-thirds of all EVs sold in the U.S.,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive. “As a next step, we are working to ensure the Mullen ONE is also part of all eligible state incentive programs to further support the sale and adoption of the Mullen ONE across the U.S.”
The Mullen ONE in November received a certificate of conformity from the Environmental Protection Agency permitting sales in the majority of U.S. states. Having received credentials from CARB and the EPA, Mullen can now sell the Mullen ONE in every state throughout the U.S.
Additionally, the certification gives the Mullen ONE eligibility for state EV incentive programs. The CARB certification takes on even more significance with CARB’s recent Advanced Clean Truck regulation, which will require that all local delivery and government fleets must be zero emissions by 2036. The Mullen ONE can now be eligible for cash incentive programs, which vary by each eligible CARB-compliant state.