REE Automotive shares live demonstrations of an electric van

A year after announcing a collaboration with JB Poindexter subsidiaries to develop commercial electric vehicles, REE Automotive, EAVX and Morgan Olseon have launched live demonstrations of the Proxima van, a joint prototype combining MO/EAVX’s new body and the REE’s P7 platform.

REE Automotive ($REE) is an electric mobility solutions company based in Herzliya, Israel, with additional footprints in the US, UK and Germany. Last summer, REE announced a planned new US headquarters in Austin, slated to open later this year.

The company specializes in the development and manufacture of modular electric vehicle platforms for B2B transactions as well as its proprietary REEcorners technology.

Additionally, in 2021, REE Automotive announced collaborations with Toyota’s Hino Motors as well as Hitachi America to provide Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Analytics-as-a-Service (AaaS) platform solutions. ) to fleet electric vehicles.

A collaboration with JB Poindexter subsidiary EAVX was announced in May as REE Automotive first unveiled the proof of concept of an electric walk-in van in a joint venture with EAVX and its JB Poindexter subsidiary, Morgan Olson.

Today, the three companies jointly shared footage of the electric van on the REE platform in action as it rolls out live demos and customer reviews over the coming weeks.

Discover the Morgan Olson electric van, powered by REE

REE announced the live demos starting this week with fellow EAVX and Morgan Olson as a joint press release. The electric van itself is called the Proxima, powered by REE. The van body was developed by EAVX and Morgan Olson and is based on REE’s P7 modular electric platform.

The result is an all-electric minivan that uses “x-by-wire technology,” demonstrating greater modular flexibility to develop and scale Class 2b through Class 6 commercial electric vehicles. REE co-founder and CEO Daniel Barel, talked about the company’s latest achievement. as it seeks to bring the REE P7 electric platform to full-scale production for fleets, in partnership with coachbuilder Morgan Olson:

These events are an incredible opportunity for leading delivery companies and fleet managers to see firsthand how Proxima paired with the REE chassis can answer the call for fast, efficient and low total cost of ownership electrification options. possession. These live demonstrations will convey the value and efficiency that REE’s x-by-wire technology can bring to fleets, as well as the power of pairing this revolutionary chassis with EAVX and Morgan Olson’s high-tech bodywork. We’re excited to put it on the road and help future-proof commercial fleets as they become electrified.

Here are some key benefits of the Proxima powered by REE, according to REE Automotive:

  • Cable drive, steer and brake functionality eliminates mechanical obstructions while reducing underfloor turbulence and ensuring a smooth ride
  • EAVX’s intelligent digital infrastructure enables all connected systems in the electric van to exchange information and support the driver
  • Low load floor allows quick and easy access for drivers
  • Ergonomics designed with drivers of all body shapes to increase safety and comfort
  • Significant improvements in driver visibility, through body and chassis design
  • REEcorners have a minimal turning radius and provide maneuverability in crowded urban areas
  • Faster repair times and lower total cost of ownership with REEcorner swaps and 50-50 weight distribution of Proxima bodywork

The three companies say customer reviews will continue for several weeks after the first demonstrations this week, offering potential fleet customers the chance to experience the Proxima electric van built by EAVX and Morgan Olson and powered by the platform. P7 from REE.

Check out the official launch video for the electric van below:

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