Mahindra & Mahindra has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with REE Automotive to explore the development and manufacturing of electric commercial vehicles for global markets. Key to this strategic collaboration is REE’s electric vehicle corner module and platform technology, which integrates powertrain, suspension and steering components.
REE’s architecture is intended to enhance Mahindra’s capabilities in the electric vehicle sector, while REE will leverage Mahindra’s global presence and its volume flexibility capability, as well as its engineering and product development expertise.
“Our collaboration with REE has the potential to bring a disruptive approach to a new age of vehicles capitalising on our respective strengths,” said Rajesh Jejurikar, executive director at Mahindra & Mahindra. “The competitive advantages of REE’s corner modular architecture with our experience in conventional vehicle system design, engineering, sourcing ecosystem and significant production capacity, provides a perfect match to deliver exciting zero-emission vehicles, including autonomous vehicles, that can meet customer needs as never before.”
REE’s technology is designed for current and future e-mobility applications, including autonomous vehicles, and offers benefits in terms of weight, space and total body design flexibility. The scalability of the platform makes it ideal for any form of EV, such as commercial vehicles, mid-duty delivery trucks, last-mile delivery, passenger cars, taxis and shuttles.