Friday, July 19, 2024

Next-Gen EV Platforms For Broad Range Of Autonomous Vehicles

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The EV platforms are based on an advanced module which utilises precise steering, braking and drive all in the arch of the wheel

Daniel Barel, REE Co-Founder and CEO on top of an EV platform

REE Automotive (REE), the EV platform leader reshaping e-Mobility, presents not one, but three prototypes of its next-generation EV platforms. 

With a vision for a range of future electric delivery vehicles, each fully operational prototype features the company’s revolutionary, modular and flexible platform architecture, which answers the exponential demand for entirely new types of EVs – particularly commercial vehicles.

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The EV platform consists of the REEcorner, which powers full X-by-Wire technology for steering, braking and drive, and integrates all drivetrain, powertrain, suspension and steering components into the arch of the wheel. 

Additionally, the breakthrough REEboard, which enables the EV platform to be completely flat, offers customers the freedom to place any shape or size of body design on top.

Real-world proof of concept

REE’s modular next-generation EV platforms on the track, demonstrate mastery of X-by-Wire technology in P1, P2 and P4 platforms. The P1 platform of up to 1.3-ton GVW is geared for LSV last-mile inner-city delivery applications. The P2 platform scales up to 2.5-tons GVW and is designed to transport passengers and cargo. TheP4 platform offers up to 4.5-tons GVW and is uniquely built for the delivery segment. 

Autonomous and X-by-Wire control

REE’s modular platform technology enables customers to choose the size that perfectly suits their vehicle requirements while its unique technology offers a choice of REEcorner modules, each with different sizing based on platform weight, dimensions and targeted applications. 

Of the three platforms showcased, two feature different REEcorners. 

All REE platforms are autonomous ready and are fully compatible with any ADAS interface. Multiple redundancy systems, coupled with X-by Wire control of steering, braking and drive ensure the highest possible efficiency and safety standards.

Strategic partnerships

This groundbreaking approach provides customers with solutions to meet the huge demand in e-mobility and e-commerce. The advantages of REE’s next-generation electric platform, combined with its unprecedented business model, has already led to the company being chosen by world-leading OEMs and mobility service providers such as Mahindra, AAM, KYB, Musashi, NSK and Mitsubishi Corporation. 

“EVs, particularly e-delivery vehicles, are in huge demand, with growth in drivers and global carbon-emission regulatory policies coupled with a boom in e-commerce. There is also a rapid rise in ‘mobility as a service’ (MaaS). Our modular platform is set to revolutionize electric mobility and as shared, the journey is well underway. Our platform provides the perfect blank canvas for our customers on which to build EVs tailored to their needs, whether it’s a fully autonomous last-mile delivery vehicle, a spacious yet compact urban shuttle or a flexible delivery truck with higher load capacity on a smaller footprint,” said Daniel Barel, REE Co-founder and CEO.

Other companies including OEMs, delivery, logistic and retail as well as new technology players can fully leverage the advantages of REE’s versatile platform to design EVs tailored to their exact needs and specifications.

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