REE Automotive, JB Poindexter & Co Business Unit, EAVX partners to develop commercial EVs
REE Automotive (REE) has announced a strategic collaboration with EAVX, a wholly-owned business unit of JB Poindexter & Co (JBPCO). 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 join forces 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 American 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 lowest 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. They are the ideal partner to help propel EV adoption in the commercial market segment," said Daniel Barel, REE Co-Founder, and CEO. "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.'
"JB Poindexter & Co understands the EV revolution is here. As more companies across all sectors make the transition to electric mobility, the need for customizable commercial EVs grows and we want partners to know we are ready as a collaborator. The REEcorner technology provides unique opportunities to optimize the commercial fleet experience." said John Poindexter, CEO, and Chairman.