E-mobility solutions provider REE Automotive has begun trialling its P7 platform designed for commercial delivery vehicles and walk-in vans. The announcement came at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.
The P7 design is based on functional and operational specifications from one of the world’s largest delivery companies, according to REE.
Electric vehicles built on REE’s P7 platforms can support a maximum payload of 8,600 lbs, can travel up to 370 miles between charges and load up to 35% more packages than comparable commercial vehicles.
Fully flat from end-to-end, the platform has a top speed of 80mph and can carry up to 30 passengers making it suitable for transit authorities, delivery and logistic fleet owners, school buses and mobility operators.
REE’s aim is to simplify development times of electric commercial models and hopes that fleet owners will use the platform when looking to launch their own commercial vehicle brand.
P7 platforms will support Data-as-a-Service (Daas) – affording fleet managers with complete visibility and actionable insights over their fleet operations.
REE co-founder and chief executive Daniel Barel said: “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 utilize 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.”
The trials are taking place at REE engineering centre of excellence in Coventry, UK and at the REE advanced research and development centre in Tel Aviv, Israel.