REE Commences Trials of Electric P7 Modular Platform
REE Automotive is commencing trials of an all-new P7 platform designed for commercial delivery vehicles and walk-in vans.
The P7 platform is targeted to a U.S. based delivery van program, will support up to 8,600 lbs. max payload (3900kg) and, the company says, pack up to 35 per cent more packages than comparable commercial vehicles or the equivalent, and be able to carry up to 30 passengers.
REE Automotive designs and builds EV platforms around its REEcorner technology which packs critical vehicle components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into a single module positioned between the chassis and the wheel. REE uses 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.
REE says that the P7 modular platform is designed to simplify development times of electric commercial models for those looking to create their own commercial vehicle brand, unique design and market differentiation.
Electric vehicles built on REE’s P7 platforms will, the company says, be able to achieve driving ranges of up to 595km, with max speeds of 128km/h and support gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of up to 7,484kg (16,500 lbs).
16 February 2022