REE Automotive unveils P7-C electric truck

In News3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMay 4, 2023

REE Automotive has unveiled the latest addition to its P7 electric truck lineup, the P7-C.

The P7-C is a Class 4 chassis cab offering a new cabin design built on REE’s P7 modular electric platform.

The new P7-C is integral to REE’s complete vehicle lineup based on its flagship P7 platform, serving vehicles Class 3-5. The P7 vehicle lineup includes the P7-C chassis cab, P7-B box truck, and P7-S stripped chassis. The entire P7 electric truck line-up is powered by the REEcorners, x-by-wire technology, and is purpose-built to drive down total cost of ownership. All P7 configurations are currently available to order with initial deliveries slated to begin in Q4 2023.

All vehicles in the P7 program are built for urban environments with product attributes including optimal manoeuvrability, increased cargo volume, low step-in height, aerodynamic design, low noise, greater visibility, and increased safety.

“Part of what our customers love about our highly modular P7 platform lineup is the fact that they can make the most out of it,” said Tali Miller, chief business officer of REE.

“Be it P7-B, the ultra-low floor electric box truck designed for the highly popular last-mile Class 3 segment, or  P7-S that powers the Class 5 Proxima with EAVX and Morgan Olson for the walk-in-van market, and now the new cab design of the P7-C Class 4 chassis cab that we developed in response to market feedback to best meet customer needs, including capitalising on government incentive programmes.” 

P7-C Chassis Cab

The P7-C is a Class 4 chassis cab designed to meet the requirements for the Inflation Reduction Act incentives, which are more substantial for EVs Class 4 and above and meets market demand for the ability to simplify vocational upfits.

The configuration offers a max range of 240km and up to 3175kgs payload. On the interior of the advanced cab, customers will enjoy the driver-centric design including a 13-inch centre screen, ample window space for visibility and improved safety in tight urban environments and pedestrian-heavy areas, and hard-wearing durable materials. The high cab roof and low floor platform allow for walk-through applications as the driver can stand and move about the cab with ease.

Certification for the P7 electric lineup is well underway, with the most recent milestone being the completion of winter testing in Sweden. With first production-intent vehicles produced and being tested, certification is expected to be complete in the latter half of 2023.