REE Automotive debuts P7-B electric delivery truck

Box truck configuration with ultra-low flat floor, all-wheel steer, with up to 4,400 lbs payload, up to 240km range and quick REEcorner swap technology

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 13 Aug 2022 Views icon3695 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

REE Automotive, the automotive technology company and provider of electric vehicle (EV) platforms, has announced P7-B, a class 3 delivery truck built on a P7 cab chassis, following intensive customer evaluations at REE’s UK Engineering Center. 

The new P7-B is part of a fleet of vehicles available to prospective customers to evaluate, test, and experience the unique agility, performance, and design enabled by REE’s novel REEcorner x-by-wire technology.

To date, evaluations by prospective customers including global delivery, logistics, and e-commerce companies have been positive and encouraging. The prospective customers, to date, experienced firsthand the low step-in height designed for faster delivery times as well as reduced energy consumption due to better aerodynamics and highly efficient power management system of the P7 chassis architecture. Customers also experienced the agility and maneuverability afforded by REE’s all-wheel drive and all-wheel steer for unparalleled vehicle control, leading to better handling and safety in adverse conditions.

The driver-focused cabin is designed for optimal ergonomics and human-machine interface for maximum driver comfort, safety, and productivity. The P7-B aims to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) to help facilitate fleets’ transition to EVs.

The class 3, all-by-wire electric truck, designed and built by REE based on its P7 modular chassis, targets the important and growing 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.

This P7 delivery truck configuration offers increased interior space for passengers and cargo and a low step-in height while targeting a maximum speed of 75 mph (120 km/h), max range of 150 miles (241 km), up to 4,400 lbs (2,000 kg) payload, and vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of up to 14,000 lbs (6,350 kg). The configuration can be modified to best suit customer needs. The full x-by-wire architecture supports 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.

"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.”

REE’s P7-B and the P7 modular chassis is targeted to be produced in both North America and the UK.

It may be recollected that in August 2020, India's Mahindra & Mahindra and REE Automotive had inked an MoU to develop electric CVs for global markets

 

RELATED ARTICLES
VinFast targets sales of 100,000 EVs in 2024, looks to build scale in Asian markets

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar23 Feb 2024

Vietnamese EV maker, which has entered the US market, looks to strengthen its ability to compete effectively in other ma...

Allison Transmission’s VC division invests in Niron Magnetics

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar23 Feb 2024

Allison Ventures invests in the development of sustainable non-rare earth permanent magnets for integration in electric ...

Suzuki and Soracom to collaborate for IoT, EVs likely focus area

auther Autocar Pro News Desk calendar22 Feb 2024

Potential focus areas include electric vehicles designed for the global market, modular ‘mobility base units’, and new t...