REE Automotive (REE) has revealed five new and improved REEcorner architecture designs and the technology behind its EV platforms designed to support the broadest range of commercial electric vehicles.
The Israeli start-up’s technology packs traditional vehicle drive components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into the arch of the wheel, allowing for the industry’s flattest EV platform.
With the new designs, REE says it intends to offer a full range of technical configurations to fulfil specific B2B customer needs, including EV platform size selection based on preferred length, width and vehicle height; front, rear or all-wheel-drive with peak motor power ranges of 35 to 200 kW; front and all-wheel steer; advanced suspension capabilities; payload capacities of up to 5,000 kg and more.
Daniel Barel, REE Co-Founder and CEO, says: “A bold new era for mobility demands a bold reimagining of what a vehicle can and should be, and that’s what we’ve done with REEcorner™ and our revolutionary EV platforms. We believe that REEcorner™ technology will enable new EV platforms and designs to be adopted at lower costs and with faster development times than conventional EV skateboards.”
Ahishay Sardes, REE Co-Founder and CTO, adds: “Unlike in-wheel motor systems, the motors in REEcorners™ are fully sprung masses, positioned on the chassis side of the suspension. By minimizing unsprung mass, REEcorners™ are designed for optimal ride and handling vehicle dynamics. REE’s plan to utilize true x-by-wire technology to control each of the corners of the vehicles with full drive-by-wire, brake-by-wire and steer-by-wire technology is expected to deliver vehicle stability, responsiveness and safety with fully independent wheel control. REE’s design further includes the REEcenter™ ECU (Electrical Control Unit) system to coordinate all four independent REEcorner ECUs, a thermal management system, power converter and power module. We believe that future customers who choose to build their electric vehicle fleets leveraging REE’s technology and EV platforms will benefit from significant operational and functional benefits over conventional EV fleets.”
REE recently announced its merger with 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: VCVC).