REE Automotive announces collaboration with JB Poindexter & Co to develop electric commercial vehicles
Wednesday, 14 July 20210Robin WhitlockREE has selected EAVX, a wholly owned business unit of JB Poindexter & Co to develop commercial EVs, powered by REE, with eventual full scale US production supported by the JB Poindexter & Co portfolio of businesses.
The JB Poindexter business enterprise includes commercial work truck bodies and accessory industry leaders Morgan Olson, Morgan Corporation, Reading, Truck Accessories Group, and Masterack. REE and EAVX will collaborate to develop best-in-class, zero-emission, commercial EV work trucks for existing and new customers that will integrate the REEcorners and JBPCO commercial vehicle body solutions. REE and EAVX will also collaborate to grow their joint customer base and bring EVs to North America markets that will be ‘Powered by REE.’
REEcorner technology packs critical vehicle components such as the motor, steering, braking, suspension, powertrain, and control into a single compact module positioned between the wheel and the chassis. This enables a fully-flat EV platform, enabling the low step-in height, and maximum payload capacity for transporting cargo and passengers with more room for batteries for extended range.
“The JB Poindexter & Co is the leader in commercial work truck bodies and accessories” said Daniel Barel, REE Co-Founder and CEO. “They are the ideal partner to help propel EV adoption in the commercial market segment. This collaboration is an important step forward for REE’s business growth – and for improving livability and quality of life by eliminating carbon emissions. REE is dedicated to partnering with manufacturers that will push boundaries, and this collaboration helps put us on the fast track to fulfilling our vision of serving as the cornerstone of next-gen EVs ‘Powered by REE.’”