Posted by Priya Singh On 16-Aug-2022 08:26 AM
Following extensive client assessments at REE's UK Engineering Center, REE Automotive, an automotive technology firm and developer of electric vehicle (EV) platforms, has revealed the P7-B, a class 3 delivery truck built on a P7 cab chassis.
The new P7-B is part of a fleet of cars accessible to prospective customers to analyze, test, and experience REE's breakthrough REEcorner x-by-wire technology's exceptional agility, performance, and design.
Prospective customers' views, including worldwide delivery, logistics, and e-commerce firms, have been constructive and encouraging thus far. Prospective clients have already seen firsthand the low step-in height designed for speedier delivery times as well as lower energy usage due to the P7 chassis architecture's improved aerodynamics and highly efficient power management system. Customers particularly appreciated the agility and manoeuvrability provided by REE's all-wheel drive and all-wheel steer, which resulted in superior handling and safety in unfavourable weather.
The driver-focused cabin is ergonomically built with a human-machine interface to maximize driver comfort, safety, and productivity. The P7-B intends to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) to enable fleets to shift to EVs.
The REE P7 modular chassis-based class 3 all-by-wire electric truck targets the vital and increasing commercial EV mid- and last-mile delivery industry, with applications such as 16-foot vans and delivery trucks. It was created in response to market demands and represents a possible possibility for REE to provide full vehicles to fleets.
This P7 delivery truck configuration provides more interior space for passengers and cargo, as well as a low step-in height while aiming for a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h), a maximum range of 150 miles (241 km), a payload of up to 4,400 lbs (2,000 kg), and vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of up to 14,000 lbs (6,350 kg). The configuration can be changed to meet the needs of the customer. As standard and over-the-air updates, the entire x-by-wire architecture provides all-wheel steer, all-wheel drive, adaptive regenerative breaking, creep control, hill start assist, and torque vectoring.
"The P7-B's on-track testing and thorough customer assessments are another critical step on the road to commercialization and deployment of test fleets, followed by scale adaptation in fleets," said Tali Miller, REE's chief business officer. "Customers have told us that this is the truck they've been looking for: a driver-centric work truck that drives like a saloon car but is built to perform under the hardest commercial duty cycle. Our modular P7 chassis enables us to design cars that are suited to our client’s needs, and we are delighted to show them what our unique technology can do for their fleets as we assist them on their path to electrification and carbon neutrality."
REE's P7-B and P7 modular chassis are slated for production in both North America and the United Kingdom.
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