There might be an brand-new walk-in van on the market quite soon. EAVX, a subsidiary of JB Poindexter & Co, and REE Automotive, an Israel-based provider of electric vehicle platforms, announced the companies’ new fully electric van prototype will begin customer evaluation this summer.
The class 5 vehicle debuts the EAVX body design powered by REE’s modular P7 platform. Evaluations of the new electric van will take place over several weeks in the Detroit metropolitan area. The pre-booked event will allow pipeline customers across retail, delivery and logistics segments to experience the vehicle, its groundbreaking technology, and secure production capacity on the path for 2023 deliveries.
The walk-in van body: a totally new project
The walk-in van body is a new, ground up development and will be showcased for the first time on the REE P7 platform, which was unveiled in January 2022. The platform is intended to power class 3-5 vehicles with payloads up to 8,800 pounds and range of 370 miles, along with all-wheel steering, all-wheel drive, and autonomous-ready capabilities.
The road testing demonstrates the maturity of the REE-EAVX next-generation modular walk-in van program for the North American delivery market, first announced in July 2021. «EAVX and REE are delivering on our joint promise from last year and at record pace. The on-road testing of our class 5 walk-in van is a testament to the strength and progress of our EAVX partnership», said Daniel Barel, Co-Founder and CEO of REE. «We are excited for customers to experience first-hand the unique benefits of the first x-by-wire vehicle built with a best-in-class Morgan Olsen body and Powered by REE, a clear step toward firm orders».