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Wednesday, October 07 2020 - 17:00
REE Automotive hits the track with three fully modular, next-generation EV platforms
TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --

REE's innovative architecture is becoming the cornerstone of the broadest range 
of electric and autonomous vehicles 

- Three platforms point to future EVs, including last and mid-mile delivery, 
commercial & MaaS vehicles 
- All platforms are based on the advanced REEcorner module which utilizes full 
X-by-Wire technology for steering, braking and drive all in the arch of the 
wheel, enabling a fully-flat chassis 
- The wide array of REE's modular platforms offer unprecedented design freedom 
to create any EV; from last and mid-mile delivery vans to commercial vehicles 
and autonomous shuttles 
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REE Automotive (REE), the electric vehicle platform leader reshaping 
e-Mobility, today releases an all-new video showing not one, but three 
prototypes of its next-generation EV platforms. 

Presenting a vision for a range of future electric delivery vehicles, each 
fully operational prototype features REE's revolutionary, modular and flexible 
platform architecture, which answers the exponential demand for entirely new 
types of EVs – particularly commercial vehicles – driven by the surge in 
e-commerce, a trend further accelerated by Covid-19. 

REE's 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. In 
addition, 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.

Daniel Barel, REE Co-Founder and CEO: "EVs, particularly e-delivery vehicles, 
are in huge demand, with growth drivers including global carbon-emission 
regulatory policies coupled with a boom 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 we shared today, 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 capability on a smaller footprint."  

Real-world proof of concept
In the video REE showcases three of its modular next-generation EV platforms on 
the track, demonstrating its 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 North American market delivery 
OEM and Tier 1 strategic partnerships 
REE's groundbreaking approach provides customers with solutions to meet the 
huge demand in e-mobility and e-commerce. The industry-leading advantages of 
REE's next-generation electric platform, combined with REE's unprecedented 
business model, has already led to the company being chosen by world-leading 
OEMs and mobility service providers. 

In August 2020, REE signed a memorandum of understanding with global OEM 
Mahindra to establish a strategic collaboration for the development and 
production of an initial capacity of up to 250,000 electric vehicles aimed at 
the commercial market. This follows on from partnerships REE had already 
successfully established with multinationals of the highest caliber, such as 
AAM, KYB, Musashi, NSK and Mitsubishi Corporation. 

REE's technology has also earned numerous prestigious industry accolades. In 
2020 alone, REE received a BloombergNEF Pioneer Award, an ACES Electrification 
& Mobility Services Award and a European Product Design Honor Mention Award. 
The company was also named as TU-Automotive Tech Company of the Year and a Fast 
Company World's Most Innovative Company. 

Autonomous-ready and X-by-Wire control
REE's modular platform technology enables customers to choose the size that 
perfectly suits their vehicle requirements while the company's industry-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.  

This world-first adaptive approach elevates REE above the rest of the industry 
and gives customers a crucial advantage, enabling them to design 
mission-specific EVs unrestricted by a limited choice of platforms or a single 
electric powertrain. 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.

Thus, 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. 

Daniel Barel, REE Co-Founder and CEO, concluded: "REE's ambition is to be the 
industry leader in next-gen EV platforms. Already we have strategically 
partnered with key global OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, including Mahindra and 
KYB, to develop the EVs of tomorrow. Our adaptable, modular platforms provide 
the perfect solution for future mobility solutions, offering versatility and 
freedom of design – for commercial EVs, autonomous last-mile delivery pods 
and beyond. And with the unprecedented boom in e-commerce accelerated by COVID 
19, the need for EV fleets is increasing exponentially. Our vision, to make REE 
platforms the cornerstone of zero-emission EVs and AVs, is becoming a reality." 

About REE Automotive 
REE Automotive is a pioneering technology company reinventing e-mobility. 
Unrestricted by legacy thinking, REE has developed the next generation EV 
platform which is completely flat, scalable and modular providing customers 
full design freedom to create the broadest range of EV, and Autonomous vehicles 
for current and future applications, including last mile
delivery, MaaS, light to medium duty EV logistics and robo taxis. REE has 
developed two core innovations; the REEcorner integrates all traditional 
vehicle components (steering, braking, suspension, e-motor) into the arch of 
the wheel and the REEboard which is a completely flat and modular platform. 
REE's approach is cost efficient and offers multiple customer benefits, 
including vehicle design freedom, package efficiency, increased energy 
efficiency, faster development time, ADAS compatibility, reduced maintenance 
and global safety standard compliance. REE is supported by a network of Tier 1 
partners providing access to 320 global production lines making REE the next 
generation EV platform, ready to carry the future of E-Mobility. For more 
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Source: REE Automotive