Ree Automotive has unveiled the P7-B, an electric rigid truck for the delivery market that will enter a trial phase with fleets later this year.
The new vehicle is built on Ree’s P7 platform, which features full x-by-wire architecture, all-wheel steer, all-wheel drive, adaptive regenerative breaking, creep control, hill start assist, and torque vectoring as standard, as well as over-the-air updates.
Ree said the vehicle will target the commercial EV mid- and last-mile delivery market, with applications such as 16-foot vans and delivery trucks. It was built in response to market needs and represents a potential opportunity for Ree to present fleets with complete vehicles. It also follows the recently announced Proxima Powered by Ree, which is P7’s debut on a walk-in van and features JB Poindexter’s Morgan Olson and EAVX Proxima body paired with Ree’s P7 stripped chassis.
The P7-B offers increased interior space for passengers and cargo and a low step-in height, while targeting a maximum speed of 75 mph, max range of 150 miles, up to 2,000Kg payload, and vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of up to 6,350Kg.
“The on-track testing of the P7-B and extensive customer evaluations are another crucial step on the road to commercialization and deployment of test fleets followed by scale adaptation in fleets," said Tali Miller, chief business officer at Ree.
“Feedback from our customers has been that this is the truck they have been waiting for – a driver-centric work truck that drives like a saloon car but is built to deliver under the harshest commercial duty cycle. Our modular P7 chassis allows us to design vehicles tailored to our customers’ needs and we are excited to be showing them what our unique technology affords their fleets as we support them on their path towards electrification and carbon neutrality.”
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