Ree Automotive will supply an electric platform for EAVX’s new Class 5 minibus, the company announced Tuesday.
The car will be tested by customers this summer in the Detroit area. Customers involved in retail, delivery and logistics, testing the car, production cars will be delivered in 2023.
“This is excellent evidence of EAVX’s unprecedented offer to accelerate the electrification of commercial vehicles for existing and new customers,” said John Poindexter, CEO and Chairman of EAVX JB Poindexter & Co. (JBPCO). “In partnership with Ree for its innovative Reecorner technology and modular electric chassis, EAVX can use the proven history of JBPCO to create beautiful bodies and accessories for trucks and commercial vehicles to design and manufacture commercial electric fleets of all sizes and in a variety of markets. ”
JBPCO is also the parent company of bodybuilder Morgan Olson. Ree’s new vehicle, the first to be used (NASDAQ: REE) The electric P7 platform with wire drive will be equipped with a Morgan Olson body. The P7 is based on ReeCorner and X-by-Wire technology, which allows each wheel to move independently. It will offer “Battery as a Service” and “Data as a Service” programs.
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The P7 is designed as a skateboard platform for Class 3-5 cars. The company said the range will be up to 370 miles with a top speed of 80 miles per hour and a battery capacity of 120 kW / h. The body of the new car is a prototype. More information about him will be published later, the companies said.
“EAVX and Ree are fulfilling our joint promise from last year and at a record pace. The road tests of our Class 5 minibus are a testament to the strength and progress of our EAVX partnership, ”said Daniel Barrel, co-founder and CEO of Ree. “We are delighted that customers will experience firsthand the unique benefits of the first X-by-Wire car, built with best-in-class Morgan Olsen and Powered by Ree, which is a clear step towards solid orders.”
Ree announced P7 in January at the Consumer Electronics Show. It can handle different body types, from cargo to passenger.
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