Ree signs manufacturing deal for modular EV platform


REE Automotive (REE) has entered into a partnership, with Maxion, a manufacturer of automotive wheels and structural components, to co-develop and manufacture an exclusive wheel design and chassis solution for REE’s corner modules and electric vehicle platform.

REE’s corner module, named the REEcorner (pictured above), integrates all drivetrain, powertrain, suspension and steering components into the arch of the wheel, enabling the REEboard, a completely flat and modular electric chassis.

The REE platform provides customers with full design freedom to create a broad range of EV and autonomous vehicles

By incorporating Maxion’s vast wheel and chassis design and advanced materials experience into the system integration process, REE anticipates that its electric vehicle platform will weigh less and have more free space for alternative propulsion sources.

Dr Saul Reichman,  head of Maxion Advanced Technologies and the global director of innovation & corporate venturing at Maxion Wheels stated, “Our work with REE to innovate a new type of wheel and chassis creates the opportunity to further diversify both our product portfolio and customer base. Since the inauguration last year of Maxion Advanced Technologies, an innovation initiative searching for adjacent and disruptive automotive-related new business opportunities, our team has been actively seeking innovative endeavours where we can apply our wheel and chassis expertise to new mobility EV applications.”

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