REE Automotive
REE delivery van P7

Watch Out, There's a New EV on the Block

March 3, 2022
Based on specifications from one of the world's largest delivery companies, this modular EV platform isn't only geared toward delivery fleets, but also toward passengers.

REE Automotive has started trials of its all-new P7 platform designed for commercial delivery vehicles and walk-in vans.

Designed based on functional and operational specifications from one of the world’s largest delivery companies, the platform is targeted towards U.S.-based delivery van fleets and programs.

From end-to-end, the P7 is completely flat and features the greatest interior space for vehicles in classes 3 to 5.

With a max capacity of up to 8,600 pounds, the P7 holds up to 35% more packages than comparable commercial vehicles and can easily carry up to 30 passengers, making it a serious contender for delivery and logistic fleet owners, transit authorities, school buses, and mobility operators.

REEcorner and X-by-Wire technology allows each wheel to move independently for enhanced driving dynamics and safety with all-wheel steer, drive, and brake options.

According to REE, the whole point of this modular platform design is to radically speed up EV vehicle development time, as well as offer fleet owners a way to create their own commercial vehicle brand, unique design, and market differentiation with the lowest total cost of ownership through Battery-as-a-Service, Data-as-a-Service, and fast REEcorner swap.

“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 use 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.” - Daniel Barel, REE Automotive Co-Founder and CEO.

Last year, REE nominated key suppliers American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) to supply high-performance electric drive units and Brembo to co-develop and supply the braking system.

Additionally, the core design of P7's architecture ensures room for development for future REEcorner models across other vehicle classes enabling not only cost benefits, but development time is shortened as well.

According to REE, electric and autonomous vehicles built on top of P7 platforms will be able to achieve driving ranges of up to 370 miles with max speeds of 80 miles per hour and gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of up to 16,500 pounds.

REE’s P7 platform offers exciting benefits in terms of virtually unlimited design freedom to meet customers’ exact business needs, highest driving and range performance, enhanced safety and stability, and disruptive X-by-Wire technology that affords fail-safe and independent wheel control.