The automotive technology company and provider of electric vehicle platforms, REE Automotive Ltd. has announced its P7-B class 3 delivery truck built with the P7 cab chassis.
The new delivery vehicle is part of a fleet of vehicles that are available to new and existing customers to evaluate, test, and experience its agility, performance, and design enabled by REE’s novel REEcorner x-by-wire technology. So far, evaluations from global delivery, logistics, and e-commerce companies have been very positive, according to the company.
Customers who were able to test out the P7-B were able to experience firsthand the numerous features of the vehicle including its low step-in height which is designed for faster delivery times. This feature also enables better aerodynamics and efficient power management due to the P7 architecture. Additional experienced features were the all-wheel drive and the all-wheel steer designed for greater vehicle control and safety. The P7-B's cabin focuses on the driver and provides optimal ergonomics and a human-machine interface for maximum comfort, safety, and productivity.
“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 customer's 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.”
With the development of its class 3, all-by-wire electric truck, REE targets the growing commercial EV mid and last-mile delivery market, with applications such as 16-foot vans and delivery trucks. Built in response to market needs, REE is able to present fleets with complete EV 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. 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 lb (2,000 kg) payload, and vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) of up to 14,000 lb. (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.
REE’s P7-B and the P7 modular chassis are targeted to be produced in both North America and the UK.