Mullen announces today the hiring of Ronald Dixon as General Manager of Government Sales with a focus on U.S. government vehicle procurement programs.
| Dixon, with over 42 years of automotive experience, including 20 years leading GM’s federal government fleet sales team, will oversee Mullen’s commercial vehicle sales opportunities across all vehicle procurement programs of the U.S. federal government. Leading all aspects of bidding, contract approvals and price negotiations, Dixon was responsible for selling over 500,000 units to the U.S. federal government over the course of his career. |
“Bringing on a seasoned government sales expert like Ron aligns perfectly with Mullen’s 100% EV product portfolio and the federal government’s desire to significantly increase their fleets with electric vehicles,” said John Schwegman, Chief Commercial Officer of Mullen Automotive.
The Biden administration issued an executive order in 2021 focused on revitalizing the electric-vehicle (EV) program of the U.S. government, requiring the replacement of the government’s entire fleet of about 650,000 vehicles with American-made EVs. Currently today, approximately 1% of the federal fleet consists of EV vehicles. Dixon’s focus will be centered on establishing Mullen’s EV lineup within the overall federal fleet procurement process. Mullen’s lineup includes Commercial Class 1-3 EVs and Bollinger Motors, which features both the B1 and B2 electric SUV trucks and Class 4-6 commercial offerings.
“This was a strategic move on our part to bring Ron in and open the door to government fleet sales opportunities,” said David Michery, CEO and chairman of Mullen Automotive. “His experience is a perfect match for us and our vision for commercial EV sales success.”
| EV EDITION’S TAKE |
In September 2022 Mullen Automotive acquired majority ownership in Bollinger Motors. This vehicle is known by its fans to embody what electric government vehicles would look like. Rumors and some pictures have surfaced about these vehicles being looked at by US forces. Keep in mind No deal has been made so far, and there is limited to no details on their relationship with US government. Whether they are in talks or not. Bollinger’s electric vehicles look well qualified.
Below are some images of Bollinger’s fleet.
On 12/17/2022 The defense department announced they will replace fleet with clean vehicles under new bill. Could it be a possibility that the government would pick these Bollinger fleet vehicles ? Time will tell, for now the companies will focus on production.