EV platform company REE Automotive is beginning trials of its P7 commercial delivery vehicle and walk-in van EV platform. The company plans trials for the platform at the REE Engineering Center of Excellence in the UK and the REE Advanced Research and Development Center in Israel. P7 prototypes will be available for customer evaluation during the first quarter of 2022.
The company says the fully flat P7 platform “packs up to 35% more packages than comparable commercial vehicles or the equivalent,” supports an 8,800-pound payload and carries up to 30 passengers. The P7 platform is composed of American Axle electric drive units and Brembo brakes, and can be tailored for RWD, FWD, or AWD, front- or all-wheel steering, and all-wheel braking.
“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,” said REE Automotive Co-Founder and CEO Daniel Barel. “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 a suite of lifecycle services.”