REE Automotive recently revealed 5 new REEcorner architecture designs and the technology behind its EV platforms, which are designed to support a range of commercial EVs.
REE intends to provide a comprehensive range of technical configurations to fulfill specific customer needs, including:
- EV platform size selection based on preferred length, width and height
- front, rear or all-wheel-drive with peak motor power ranges of 35 to 200 kW
- front and all-wheel steer
- payload capacities of up to 5,000 kg
REEcorner technology packs vehicle components into a single compact module positioned between the chassis and the wheel—including steering, braking, suspension, powertrain, and control—resulting in a flat EV platform. REE says its platforms are designed with a lower center of gravity than vehicles with the motor located between the wheels, and are intended to carry more passengers, cargo and batteries.
“We believe that REEcorner technology will enable new EV platforms and designs to be adopted at lower costs and with faster development times than conventional EV skateboards,” said CEO Daniel Barel.
“Unlike in-wheel motor systems, the motors in REEcorners are fully sprung masses, positioned on the chassis side of the suspension,” explained CTO Ahishay Sardes. “By minimizing unsprung mass, REEcorners are designed for optimal ride and handling vehicle dynamics.”
Sardes added, “REE’s plan to utilize true x-by-wire technology to control each of the corners of the vehicles with full drive-by-wire, brake-by-wire and steer-by-wire technology is expected to deliver vehicle stability, responsiveness and safety with fully independent wheel control.”
REE says EVs built on REE’s platform will offer up to 35% more interior space than comparable commercial vehicles of similar size, and its smaller footprint saves space in warehouses and parking areas, while allowing for easy maneuverability in crowded zones.
Source: REE Automotive