REE Unveils Latest Last-Mile BEV Delivery Truck

Commercial LCV maker REE Automotive has unveiled its latest last-mile delivery product aimed at businesses operating in clean-air urban environments.

Its P7-B is a class 3 delivery truck built on a P7 cab chassis and has been developed following customer evaluations at REE’s UK Engineering Center. The new P7-B is part of a fleet of vehicles available to prospective customers to evaluate, test, and experience the unique agility, performance, and design enabled by REE’s REEcorner x-by-wire technology.

Prospective customers have experienced the low step-in height designed for faster delivery times as well as reduced energy consumption owing to better aerodynamics and efficient power management system of the P7 chassis architecture. It also features REE’s all-wheel drive and all-wheel steer for better vehicle control, leading to enhanced handling and safety in adverse weather conditions. The P7-B aims to reduce total cost of ownership to help facilitate fleets’ transition to EVs.

The class 3 vehicle targets the commercial EV mid- and last-mile delivery market, with applications such as 16-foot vans and delivery trucks. It also follows the recently announced Proxima Powered by REE, which is P7’s debut on a walk-in van and features JB Poindexter’s Morgan Olson and EAVX Proxima body paired with REE’s P7 stripped chassis.

This P7 delivery truck configuration offers increased interior space for passengers and cargo and a low step-in height while targeting a maximum speed of 75 mph, a claimed maximum range of 150 miles, up to 4,400lbs payload and vehicle weight ratings of up to 14,000lbs (6,350kg). Tali Miller, chief business officer at REE, said: “The on-track testing of the P7-B and extensive customer evaluations are another crucial step on the road to commercialization and deployment of test fleets followed by scale adaptation in fleets. Feedback from our customers has been that this is the truck they have been waiting for – a driver-centric work truck that drives like a saloon car but is built to deliver under the harshest commercial duty cycle. Our modular P7 chassis allows us to design vehicles tailored to our customers’ needs and we are excited to be showing them what our unique technology affords their fleets as we support them on their path towards electrification and carbon neutrality.” REE’s P7-B and the P7 modular chassis is targeted to be produced in both North America and the UK.

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

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