REE Automotive has unveiled five new and improved REEcorner architecture designs and the technology behind its EV platforms.
These platforms are designed to support the broadest range of commercial electric vehicles. in fact, customers can decide almost everything, including EV platform size such as preferred length, width, and vehicle height. They can select either front, rear, or all-wheel drive with peak motor power ranges of 35 to 200 kW; front and all-wheel steer; advanced suspension capabilities; payload capacities of up to 5,000 kg and more.
REE’s proprietary REEcorner technology packs critical vehicle components into a single compact module positioned between the chassis and the wheel, including steering, braking, suspension, powertrain, and control, resulting in a fully flat EV platform.
In fact, we reported that the flatness of the architecture is a game changer as it gives customers freedom to place any shape or size of body design on top.
REE’s fully flat EV platforms are designed with a lower centre of gravity than vehicles with the motor located in between the wheels, and are intended to carry more passengers, cargo, and batteries.
The flexibility of this product could revolutionise the electric vehicle market, according to Daniel Barel, REE Co-Founder and CEO.
“A bold new era for mobility demands a bold reimagining of what a vehicle can and should be, and that’s what we’ve done with REEcorner and our revolutionary EV platforms,” he said. “We believe that REEcorner technology will enable new EV platforms and designs to be adopted at lower costs and with faster development times than conventional EV skateboards.”
A variety of mobility players will be able to use REEcorners and EV platforms to custom-design vehicles to meet their exact needs as they are designed to offer best-in-class driver ergonomics, enabling the creation of commercial delivery vans with low centre of gravity, 360° all-side accessibility and unrestricted visibility for easy loading/unloading in docking stations.
EVs built using this technology will offer unprecedented space for passengers, cargo, and batteries. REE expects that electric vehicles built on its EV platforms will offer up to 35% more interior space than comparable commercial vehicles of similar size, providing much more room for cargo and goods and thereby necessitating fewer delivery routes for reduced carbon impact.
Electric vehicles are undeniably the future of the automotive industry and REE automotive believes that its technology will help speed up the all-electric revolution, according to Ahishay Sardes, REE Co-Founder and CTO.
“We believe that future customers who choose to build their electric vehicle fleets leveraging REE’s technology and EV platforms will benefit from significant operational and functional benefits over conventional EV fleets,” he said.