REE Automotive Ltd., an automotive technology company and provider of full by-wire electric trucks and platforms, announced that leading northwest fleets in the U.S., including Franz Bakery, Bedmart, Indoor Billboard, PointS Tires, and Kelly’s Home Center, in partnership with certified REE dealer FMI Trucks, plan to evaluate the P7-C medium-duty electric demo truck.
FMI Trucks is one of the first dealers to receive the brand-new P7-C electric truck from REE’s initial batch of demo vehicles for their fleet customers to review Powered By REE vehicles in real world conditions.
“I am very excited to be among the first U.S. dealers to receive REE’s P7-C demo trucks and to soon be able to provide our fleets with the opportunity to try out a great electric truck that drivers want to drive, and fleets want to buy,” said Don Emerson, President at FMI. “REE's commitment to redefining the automotive landscape aligns seamlessly with FMI's pursuit to offer our fleet customers the most cutting-edge vehicles and to partner with them as they make the transition to electrification."
The demo will give fleets the opportunity to experience the first fully-by-wire commercial vehicle and secure the inventory they need to transition their fleets to electric, and aims to showcase the P7-C’s driver-centric cabin, modular design and improved maneuverability firsthand.
“Now that fleets have the opportunity to experience REE’s technology in the real world, we are looking forward to receiving their valuable feedback,” said Tali Miller, Chief Business Officer at REE. “The P7-C demo is designed to allow our certified dealers to offer their fleet customers a truly differentiated electric truck and a superb service that allows them to shift their fleets to the electric future.”
Digging into the PC-7 Medium-Duty Truck
REE’s P7 EV chassis is built on top of four REEcorners featuring REE’s disruptive x-by-wire technology. According to the company, REEcorners pack critical vehicle components into the area between the chassis and the wheel, enabling a fully flat electric chassis end-to-end with up to 35% more interior volume for passengers, cargo, and batteries.
Electric vehicles built on the P7 Chassis have the industry’s lowest step-in height, are autonomous ready, and can be powered by either batteries or fuel cells.
The REE P7 Chassis is currently offered in two configurations a stripped chassis and cab + chassis, both can be customized to customer specifications and use cases.