REE Unveils Flexible Urban AV Platform

Israeli automotive technology company REE has unveiled its autonomous concept vehicle based on a new ultra-modular BEV platform design.

The full-size concept, dubbed Leopard, is aimed at last-mile autonomous and electric delivery companies, delivery fleet operators, e-retailers and Mobility as a Service (Maas) fleets. The concept vehicle is 11ft in length with front-wheel-steer, rear-wheel-drive and has a two metric ton gross vehicle weight rating.

At just 4.6ft wide and small footprint of 26.6sq-ft it is designed for enhanced maneuverability and easy cargo accessibility to a volume of 180 cubic feet. It boasts a 50 kWh battery capacity and claiming a top speed of 60mph.

Daniel Barel, REE co-founder and CEO, said: “This concept showcases just one design application of our ground-breaking technology, one that answers the strategically crucial question of how to carry out autonomous, zero-emissions last mile deliveries, which has huge growth potential.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_


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