The joint events highlight the benefits of the newly-designed EAVX and Morgan Olson body paired with REE’s fully-flat, modular P7 chassis and x-by-wire technology.
Over the next several weeks, prospective customers will have the opportunity to experience the Proxima body powered by REEcorner technology and the P7 chassis. The joint programme aims to reduce total cost of ownership, thereby easing the transition to electric for fleets. It also helps fleets meet ever-increasing demands facing the industry, including increased consumer deliveries and continued driver shortages.
Additional benefits include operational efficiencies and flexibility that can be scaled across further applications and classes 2b-6 for both the body and the chassis, with modularity and design freedom in mind.
Key benefits of the Proxima body on REE’s P7 include significantly improved aerodynamics, enhanced driver ergonomics, increased driver visibility and overall safety, enhanced manoeuvrability, and integrated technologies:
Nearly 60 percent reduction in drag when combining the Proxima body with the REE platform
Drive-, steer-, and brake-by-wire functionality eliminates mechanical obstructions, reducing underfloor turbulence and ensuring a smooth ride
A smart digital infrastructure by EAVX enables all connected systems throughout the vehicle to exchange information and aid the driver.
Low load floor enables fast, easy accessibility for drivers and helps reduce delivery times
Ergonomics designed with drivers of all body types, with focus on every interior detail to reduce driver distraction and increase safety and comfort
Significant driver visibility improvements coming from both body and chassis, boosting both driver and passerby safety
REEcorners minimal turning radius combined with Proxima’s compact design ensures optimal manoeuvrability in crowded urban zones and loading docks
Fast repair times and reduced total costs of ownership due to rapid REEcorner swaps and 50-50 weight distribution of Proxima body
“Initial discussions have already been met by praise from customers large and small across a number of delivery segments” said Mark Hope, COO and general manager of EAVX. “The customer evaluations this week are an exciting and important next step as we move closer to bringing the Proxima body to market.”
Daniel Barel, co-founder and CEO of REE, added that the 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 electrification options that are quick, efficient and offer a low total cost of ownership.
“These live demonstrations will convey the value and efficiencies 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 body” said Mr Barel. “We’re so excited to get it on the road – and to help future-proof commercial fleets as they electrify.”
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