Home Truck News REE Automotive introduces electric truck with fully by-wire architecture - Truck News

REE Automotive introduces electric truck with fully by-wire architecture – Truck News

REE Automotive says it will bring to market the first fully by-wire commercial electric truck platform.

It has commenced deliveries of its P7-C electric cab chassis, after being certified by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The truck has a certified steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire, and drive-by-wire architecture.

(Photo: REE)

The first batch of trucks is going to fleets in the U.S., the company announced, and it has signed Pritchard EV as a dealer there.

“I believe our REEcorner is a true gamechanger, allowing us to build electric trucks that fleets will want to buy, and drivers will love to drive as we continue to see a strong demand for our work trucks,” said Daniel Barel, CEO and co-founder of REE Automotive. “I am incredibly proud of the team at REE for completing certification of the automotive industry’s first ever fully x-by-wire vehicle. Our customers have been eagerly waiting for our vehicles to be ready to deliver and now our first demo trucks are on their way to dealerships for customer evaluations.”

The by-wire technology, according to the company, provides: better maneuverability and volumetric efficiency; improved safety; better ergonomics with lower step-in height and driver-centric cabin; improved serviceability; and more efficient maintenance and lower spare part inventory requirements.

“Achieving this certification milestone is a testament to REE’s dedicated team and our determination to bring this technology to market safely,” said Richard Colley, REE’s vice-president of government and regulatory affairs. “The federal and state incentives that the P7-C will be eligible for will help accelerate fleet electrification in the U.S., helping to improve public health and meet ambitious climate goals.”

Credit: Source link


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Volvo’s new VNL keeps drivers comfortable and safe – Truck News

Trucking companies need drivers to fill seats in their trucks, and those...

Bison Transport driver Gillmore honored with second TCA Highway Angel award – Truck News

The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) named truck driver Darrin Gillmore from Barrie,...

Volvo already sees signs of pre-buy activity as truck market poised to strengthen – Truck News

Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) is already seeing signs of a pre-buy,...

PMTC names Scarselli its dispatcher of the year, introduces new drivers to hall of fame – Truck News

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) has inducted four truckers into...

Peterbilt delivers 1,000th Model 589 – Truck News

Peterbilt recently celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th Model 589 to Mike...