Mullen Automotive announced a program with the Shoshoni Native American Tribe of Northern California and Nevada to pilot its Mullen ONE Class 1 EV Cargo Vans and Mullen CAMPUS Delivery Utility Vehicles at Harrah’s Northern California Resort & Casino.
The program will be used to evaluate the cargo vans by using them in Harrah’s daily operations while achieving the Shoshoni Tribe’s “commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness,” according to the release.
“Our tribe’s vision to transition to electric-powered vehicles and sustain green initiatives is in line with the National EV Initiative for Tribal Nations,” said Chief William Bills, CEO and President of the Shoshoni Tribe. “The collaboration between the Shoshoni tribe and Mullen aligns with the national initiative and serves as a powerful example for other tribal nations to follow.”
The National EV Initiative for Tribal Nations was established as part of the Biden Administration’s plan for widespread EV adoption in tribal communities across the nation. The plan includes specific points to help tribes reduce their carbon footprint and promote energy independence through grants, technical assistance, and other efforts by the federal government.