Suppliers Partner-Up in BEV Platform Push

Two specialist automotive suppliers have come together to produce their own standalone BEV platform.

REE Automotive and Iochpe-Maxion will co-develop and manufacture an unique wheel design and chassis solution for REE’s corner modules and EV platform. The system integrates all drivetrain, powertrain, suspension and steering components into the arch of the wheel and enabling a completely flat and modular electric chassis. The system could liberate automaker BEV designers in terms of body shell look and capacity.

Tali Miller Levin, vice-president, corporate development at REE, said: “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.”

Dr Saul Reichman, head of Maxion Advanced Technologies and global director, innovation and corporate venturing, Maxion Wheels, added: “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.”

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

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