REE Automotive Ltd. is commencing trials of its all-new P7 platform designed for electric commercial delivery vehicles and walk-in vans. The P7 platform was designed based on functional and operational specifications from one of the world’s largest delivery companies.
Electric and autonomous vehicles built on top of REE’s P7 platforms will be able to achieve driving ranges of up to 370 miles with maximum speeds of 80 mph.
Fully flat from end-to-end, the P7 modular platform offers volumetric efficiency for vehicles in classes 3-5.
Supporting up to 8,600 lbs. max payload, the P7 platform packs up to 35% more packages than comparable commercial vehicles or the equivalent and can comfortably carry up to 30 passengers, making it the optimal platform for target markets such as delivery and logistic fleet owners, transit authorities, school buses and mobility operators.
Utilising REEcorner and X-by-Wire technology, each wheel can move independently for enhanced driving dynamics and safety with all-wheel steer, drive and brake options.
P7 platforms will also support Data-as-a-Service – affording fleet managers with complete visibility and actionable insights over their fleet operations.
First prototypes will be available for customer evaluation in Q1 2022, with trials to take place at REE Engineering Centre of Excellence in Coventry, UK and at REE Advanced Research & Development Center in Tel Aviv, Israel.
REE’s technology – the REEcorner – packs critical vehicle components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into a single compact module positioned between the chassis and the wheel.
Daniel Barel, REE Automotive Co-Founder and CEO: “The P7 platform is paramount in commercial vehicle design, safety and functionality. True to our vision of providing complete modularity and versatility, this platform can be configured in different sizes and optimized to suit a particular application and use case. The P7 will utilize REE-Hitachi’s Data and Application as-a-service capabilities of injecting intelligence and actionable insight info fleet operations and affording fleet owners complete visibility over their operations allowing faster time to market, lower total ownership costs and suite of lifecycle services.”
Headquartered in Herzliya, Israel, REE has an Engineering Center in the UK, as well as subsidiaries worldwide including Japan and Germany.
It plans to open its U.S. headquarters and first Integration Center in Austin, Texas.