REE Automotive is commencing trials of its new P7 platform, which will underpin a new range of electric delivery vehicles.
The P7 is a modular platform that offers a flat floor and customizable body, with GVW from 4.5-tonnes to 7.5-tonnes.
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.
Supporting up to 4,000Kg max payload, the P7 platform can carry up to 35% more packages than comparable commercial vehicles or up to 30 passengers.
Drive by wire technology allows each wheel to move independently for enhanced driving dynamics and safety with all-wheel steer, drive and brake options.
Daniel Barel, REE Automotive co-Founder and CEO, said: “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.”
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 80mph and cargo volumes of up to 36.9 cubic metres.