REE Automotive Ltd., a leader in automotive technology specializing in full by-wire electric trucks and platforms, has joined forces with Knapheide, the top manufacturer of work truck bodies and beds in North America. The collaboration will involve Knapheide customizing REE’s P7-C chassis cabs to suit the diverse requirements of electric fleet customers, covering vehicle classes 3-5.
Why It Matters
The partnership aims to provide a seamless and expedited transition to electrified fleets by offering integrated, made-to-order electric vehicle solutions. The collaboration will enable faster time to market, reduce vehicle downtime, and pave the way for innovative full vehicle solutions.
- Knapheide will customize REE’s P7-C chassis cabs, tailoring them for electric fleet customers across vehicle types ranging from Class 3-5.
- The integrated products aim to simplify the ordering process, thereby accelerating the timeframe from order to delivery for dealers.
- REE’s P7 electric truck lineup, which the P7-C chassis cab is a part of, is designed to offer flexibility and customization, fulfilling a variety of customer applications.
- The electric trucks are equipped with REEcorners™ x-by-wire technology and are engineered to reduce fleets’ total cost of ownership (TCO).
- Initial deliveries of all P7 configurations with Knapheide bodies, such as box trucks, service bodies, and platform bodies, are scheduled for 2024.
The strategic partnership between REE Automotive and Knapheide marks a significant advancement in the realm of electric work trucks. By combining REE’s cutting-edge electric truck technology with Knapheide’s 170-year legacy in commercial vehicle solutions, the collaboration aims to revolutionize the electric fleet sector. Customers can expect tailored, turnkey electric vehicle solutions that are both efficient and cost-effective, making the switch to electric fleets smoother and more accessible than ever before.