REE Automotive (“REE”) has announced that it has begun customer deliveries of its P7-C electric chassis cab following Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification, making it the first fully x-by-wire vehicle to achieve these approvals.
The REE P7-C medium-duty electric commercial truck is a fully steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire and drive-by-wire vehicle. REE says that the benefits of its proprietary REEcorner architecture and x-by-wire technology include improvements in: manoeuvrability and volumetric efficiency; safety with failsafe operational design via redundancies in hardware and software; ergonomics with a low step-in height and driver-centric cabin; serviceability; and maintenance efficiency and lower spare part inventory management. The company also says the modular design is future-proof, autonomous-ready, and OTA upgrade capable.
REE has initiated customer deliveries of the first batch of P7-C demonstration trucks for multiple fleet evaluations in North America via its authorised dealer network. Pritchard EV, a leading dealer in the USA, is the first to receive the P7-C demonstration truck for a roadshow with its large fleet customers. Additional REE authorised dealers and leading fleets are expected to receive additional P7-C demonstration units in the coming weeks.
The P7-C is eligible for the US federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commercial Clean Vehicle Tax Credit (Internal Revenue Code 45W), which allows customers to receive a tax credit of up to US$40,000 per vehicle. REE is also in the process of initiating eligibility for various state incentives, which could bring the total incentive to over US$100,000 per vehicle, depending on the customer’s location.
“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.”