REE Automotive receives ‘full-by-wire’ certification

In News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 12, 2024

REE Automotive, an Israeli automotive technology company and provider of full by-wire electric trucks and platforms, has begun customer deliveries of its P7-C medium-duty electric chassis cab following Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification.

This makes it the first vehicle manufacturer to certify a fully steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire and drive-by-wire vehicle.

REE has initiated customer deliveries of the first batch of P7-C demonstration trucks for multiple fleets evaluations in North America.

“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 says its proprietary REEcorner and x-by-wire technology can enable:

  • Superior 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.”