- Joint testing with HORIBA-MIRA confirms the feasibility of REE’s x-by-wire vehicle control system to pass FMVSS certification requirements
- REE intends to fully certify its Powered by REE P7 electric truck lineup by the end of 2023, including FMVSS, CARB and EPA certification
- Achievement of full certification will align with previously announced plan to deliver US incentive eligible vehicles
- Both the P7-C Chassis Cab and the P7-S Stripped Chassis are powered by the same REEcornerTM full by-wire tech for steering, braking and drive control
TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — REE Automotive Ltd. (Nasdaq: REE), an automotive technology company and provider of full by-wire electric trucks and platforms, today announced a major milestone in the REE’s plan to certify and bring to market a steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire and drive-by-wire commercial truck. REE contracted HORIBA-MIRA, a world-leader in testing, to perform internal tests, modeling certain Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) certification requirements upon which REE has determined the feasibility of P7 to meet the requirements of certification. REE plans to fully certify its P7-C and P7-S products by the end of 2023, including FMVSS, CARB and EPA certification, aligning with planned vehicle deliveries to dealers and eligibility for government incentives.
“FMVSS certification of our core by-wire system is feasible based on the tests we have conducted in the past several months,” said Ahishay Sardes, co-founder and CTO of REE. “This milestone is important as we set out to be the first to certify a fully by-wire system. Now that we have confirmed feasibility, the most novel step of this process is behind us, and we are confident that our P7 will pass the design-agnostic and performance-based FMVSS certification process.”
Based on initial tests with HORIBA-MIRA, a professional third party and expert in testing, MIRA’s test engineers and drivers successfully executed REE’s feasibility test plan at MIRA’s advanced testing grounds in Coventry, UK.
Peter Dow, VP of Engineering at REE said “Our experienced certification and regulatory teams are ensuring Powered by REE vehicles exceed minimum standards and this testing has shown that it is possible for the full by-wire system to be certified. I am very proud of our strong software and engineering teams for their great work getting us to this point.”
To learn more about REE Automotive’s patented technology and unique value proposition that position the company to break new ground in e-mobility, visit www.ree.auto.
Malory Van Guilder
Skyya PR for REE Automotive
VP Investor Relations | REE Automotive
About REE Automotive
REE Automotive (Nasdaq: REE) is an automotive technology company that allows companies to build electric vehicles of various shapes and sizes on their modular platforms. With complete design freedom, vehicles “Powered by REE” are equipped with the revolutionary REEcorner, which packs critical vehicle components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into a single compact module positioned between the chassis and the wheel. With proprietary by-wire technology for drive, steer and brake control that eliminate the need for mechanic connections, all four identical REEcornersTM enable REE to build the industry’s flattest EV platforms with more room for passengers, cargo and batteries. REE platforms are future proofed, autonomous capable, offer a low TCO, and drastically reduce the time to market for fleets looking to electrify. To learn more visit www.ree.auto.
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