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Wednesday, November 11 2020 - 19:00
REE forms strategic partnership with Iochpe-Maxion to develop and manufacture exclusive wheel and chassis designs for its modular EV platform
TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

REE Automotive (REE), the electric platform leader reinventing e-Mobility, and 
Iochpe-Maxion, a multi-billion dollar global leader in the production of 
automotive wheels and a leading producer of automotive structural components in 
the Americas, announced today a partnership to co-develop and manufacture an 
exclusive wheel design and chassis solution for REE's corner modules and 
electric vehicle platform. 

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The revolutionary REEcorner integrates all drivetrain, powertrain, suspension 
and steering components into the arch of the wheel, enabling the REEboard, a 
completely flat and modular electric chassis. The REE platform provides 
customers full design freedom to create the broadest range of EV and autonomous 

By incorporating Maxion's vast wheel and chassis design and advanced materials 
experience into the system integration process, REE's electric vehicle platform 
will weigh less and have more free space for alternative propulsion sources. 

"Partnering with Maxion was the clear choice for us given its advanced 
technical capabilities and global presence," said Tali Miller Levin, Vice 
President, Corporate Development, REE.   "We are delighted to add Maxion to our 
exclusive production network of top Tier 1 partners, which fortifies the market 
leadership of REE by leveraging Maxion's existing wheel and chassis 
capabilities for our REEboard production demands." 

"Collaborating with REE showcases Maxion's mission to connect our current 
business with OEMs and advanced mobility players such as REE," said Dr. Saul 

Head of Maxion Advanced Technologies and Global Director, Innovation & 
Corporate Venturing, Maxion Wheels. "Our work with REE to innovate a new type 
of wheel and chassis creates the opportunity to further diversify both our 
product portfolio and customer base. Since the inauguration last year of Maxion 
Advanced Technologies, an innovation initiative searching for adjacent and 
disruptive automotive-related new business opportunities, our team has been 
actively seeking innovative endeavors where we can apply our wheel and chassis 
expertise to new mobility EV applications."

About REE Automotive: Next Generation EV platform - Ready to carry the future 
of e-Mobility
REE Automotive is an electric platform leader 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. The REEcorner integrates all 
traditional drive components (steering, braking, suspension, e-motor) into the 
arch of the wheel and thus carrying the REEboard which is a completely flat and 
modular electric 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 an exclusive network of Tier 1 partners providing access to 
hundreds of global production lines making REE the next generation EV platform, 
ready to carry the future of e-Mobility. For more information visit 

About Iochpe-Maxion
Iochpe-Maxion is a world leader in the production of automotive wheels and a 
leading producer of automotive structural components in the Americas. The 
Company has 33 manufacturing plants located in 14 countries and approximately 
15,000 employees, operating its business through two divisions: Maxion Wheels 
and Maxion Structural Components. Iochpe-Maxion, keen to capitalize on new 
growth opportunities while also remaining relevant to its customers, launched 
Maxion Advanced Technologies (MAT), a stand-alone organization responsible for 
participating in the global new-mobility innovation ecosystem in search of 
adjacent and disruptive automotive-related new business opportunities. To 
effectively participate in the dynamic future mobility arena, MAT targets new 
products, processes and business models relating to advanced materials and 

SOURCE  REE Automotive

CONTACT: Media Contact, Keren Shemesh, CMO, REE Automotive, Mobile: +972 54 
5814333, Email:; Iochpe-Maxion Media Contact: Colleen Hanley, 
Global Director, Marketing and Communications, Maxion Wheels, Mobile: +1 (248) 
916-2477, Email: