Israeli electric vehicle startup REE Automotive has announced a strategic collaboration with EAVX to develop commercial EV work trucks.
The new trucks are designed to bridge the last-mile delivery gap and will be available for new and existing customers using JB Poindexter & Co (EAVX’s parent company) work truck bodies.
These new trucks will be built on REEcorner technology platform components such as the motor, steering, braking, suspension, powertrain. What makes REEcorner unique, however, is that these components are packaged into a single compact module placed between the wheel and the chassis.
As such, this enables a fully flat EV platform – essential for delivery trucks needing a flat payload area. It also offers low step-in height and enables increased space for batteries.
“The JB Poindexter & Co is the leader in commercial work truck bodies and accessories. They are the ideal partner to help propel EV adoption in the commercial market segment,” says Daniel Barel, REE Co-Founder and CEO. “This collaboration is an important step forward for REE’s business growth – and for improving livability and quality of life by eliminating carbon emissions. REE is dedicated to partnering with manufacturers that will push boundaries, and this collaboration helps put us on the fast track to fulfilling our vision of serving as the cornerstone of next-gen EVs ‘Powered by REE.’
The news is hardly surprising given that, just last week, Barel was commenting to Auto Futures that production was just around the corner.
The collaboration, however, is big news for JB Poindexter, as well.
“JB Poindexter & Co understands the EV revolution is here. As more companies across all sectors make the transition to electric mobility, the need for customizable commercial EVs grows and we want partners to know we are ready as a collaborator,” says John Poindexter, CEO and Chairman. “The REEcorner technology provides unique opportunities to optimize the commercial fleet experience.”