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REE trials electric modular platform for delivery fleets

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

The P7 platform, targeted to a US-based delivery van program, was designed based on functional and operational specifications from one of the world’s largest delivery companies.

Fully flat from end-to-end, REE claims the P7 offers great interior space and volumetric efficiency for vehicles in classes 3-5.

Supporting a max payload of around 3,900 kg, REE says the P7 platform packs up to 35 per cent more packages than comparable CVs or the equivalent and can comfortably carry up to 30 passengers, making it the optimal platform for target markets such as 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.

The company says its P7 modular platform is designed to “radically simplify development times of electric commercial models” and is optimised for fleet owners “looking to create their own commercial vehicle brand”.

REE claims that electric and autonomous vehicles built on top of its P7 platforms will be able to achieve driving ranges of around 595 km with max speeds almost 130 km/h and supporting gross vehicle weight ratings of approximately 7,480 kg.