REE Automotive began 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 to certify a fully steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire, and drive-by-wire vehicle.
“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.”
REE initiated customer deliveries of the first batch of P7-C demonstration trucks for multiple fleets evaluations in North America via its Authorized Dealer Network. Pritchard EV, a dealer in the U.S., is the first to receive the P7-C demonstration truck for a roadshow with its large fleet customers. Additional REE-authorized dealers and leading fleets are expected to receive additional P7-C demonstration units in the coming weeks.
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REE’s P7-C is eligible for the U.S. 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 $40,000 per vehicle. The Company is also in the process of initiating eligibility for various state incentives, which could bring the total incentive to over $100,000 per vehicle, depending on the customer’s location.
Benefits of REE’s proprietary REEcorner and x-by-wire technology can enable:
- Maneuverability and volumetric efficiency
- Enhanced safety with fail-operational design via redundancies in hardware and software
- Improved ergonomics with low step-in height and driver-centric cabin
- Improved serviceability
- More efficient maintenance and lower spare part inventory management
- Improved residual value
- Future-proofed, autonomous-ready and OTA upgrade capable
- Modular design and quick time to market
- Optimal energy efficiency
“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 VP 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 US, helping to improve public health and meet ambitious climate goals.”
To learn more, visit www.ree.auto.