EAVX and REE Automotive teased fully electric A prototype van, which they say will begin evaluating customers this summer.
The base of the vehicle Platform for electric cars REE P7 which is designed for Class 3-5 cars with a payload of up to 8,800 pounds (3,991 kg). This platform also supports all-wheel drive, all-wheel drive and boasts a range of up to 370 miles (595 km). The van will be the first vehicle to use this platform.
Teaser images published by the two companies depict a large delivery-style van with a full-height driver’s door. In front of the van you can see a huge windshield, four round LED headlights, illuminated badges and an artificial geometric grille. We also see a pronounced front bumper with bright red tow, as well as a set of simple black wheels with red center caps.
EAVX and REE Automotive will evaluate an electric minibus throughout the metropolitan area of Detroit this summer. Estimates will be limited to pipeline customers in retail, deliveryand logistics segments that could use a vehicle in their fleet.
“This is excellent evidence of EAVX’s unprecedented offer to accelerate the electrification of commercial vehicles for existing and new customers,” said JB Poindexter & Co CEO John Poindexter. “In partnership with REE for its innovative REEcorner technology and modular electric chassis, EAVX can use JBPCO’s proven history to create beautiful truck and commercial vehicle bodies and accessories for the design and manufacture of commercial electric fleets of all sizes and markets.”
EAVX is a subsidiary of JB Poindexter & Co., a privately held manufacturing company that manages Morgan Truck Body, Morgan Olson, Reading Truck Group and other companies. REE Automotive is on NASDAQ and is an Israeli manufacturer of EV and autonomous transport platforms.
In addition to harassing its electric minibus with EAVX, REE Automotive has announced the establishment of a Center for European Integration in Coventry, UK, as well as the establishment of a Center for Integration in Austin, Texas.
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