REE Automotive Ltd., a leading provider of electric vehicle (EV) platforms, has announced the launch of its new P7-C, a Class 4 chassis cab with a unique cabin design built on REE’s P7 modular electric platform. The announcement was made at the ACT Expo where REE is accepting orders for its entire P7 electric truck lineup at booth #6927. Alongside the launch, REE also unveiled a significant expansion of its dealer network.
Why It Matters
The P7-C is the newest addition to REE’s P7 platform lineup, which is popular for its high modularity, enabling customers to customize according to their needs. The P7 range, which includes the P7-B box truck and P7-S stripped chassis, addresses a wide market segment from Class 3 to Class 5 vehicles. This platform expansion is significant as it allows REE to tap into government incentive programs aimed at promoting electric vehicle adoption.
The P7-C chassis cab is designed to meet the requirements for the Inflation Reduction Act incentives and aims to simplify vocational upfits. Developed in response to market feedback, the P7-C boasts a max range of 150 miles, up to 7,000 lbs payload, a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of up to 16,000 lbs, and a class-leading 24-inch platform height and 39 ft turning circle. The interior design focuses on driver comfort, featuring a 13-inch center screen, ample window space for visibility, and durable materials.
The P7-S offers total modularity, accommodating multiple EV specific top-hat designs. The P7-B box truck, on the other hand, targets the large and highly popular Class 3 last-mile segment, appealing to commercial fleets and rental companies.
Certification for the P7 electric lineup is well underway, with the most recent milestone being the completion of winter testing in Sweden. The certification is expected to be completed by H2 2023.
In addition, REE has expanded its dealer network with three new dealers on the West Coast. Monarch Truck Center, RY-DEN Truck Center, and The Truck Shop have joined REE’s dealer network and are now accepting orders for the P7 product line.
REE’s unveiling of the P7-C chassis cab and the expansion of its dealer network mark significant strides in the company’s journey to break new ground in e-mobility. The P7-C will help meet market demand for Class 4 EVs and enable customers to take advantage of incentive programs. As the company moves towards certification and the start of deliveries later in the year, the broader availability of REE’s products through its growing dealer network is expected to drive adoption and growth.