Israeli EV specialist REE Automotive has obtained U.S. certification of full-by-wire vehicles and started customer deliveries of its P7-C electric truck. As stated by the manufacturer, the trucks are eligible for U.S. federal tax credit of up to $40,000 per vehicle and are expected to be eligible for over $100,000 of incentives per vehicle with additional state credits.
REE is the first to certify a fully steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire and drive-by-wire vehicle for its P7-C medium duty electric commercial truck. In addition, REE has initiated customer deliveries of the first batch of P7-C demonstration trucks for multiple fleets evaluations in North America via its fast-growing Authorized Dealer Network.
An important step for REE’s P7-C electric truck
“I believe our REEcorner is a true gamechanger, allowing us to build electric trucks that fleets will want to buy, and drivers will love to drive as we continue to see a strong demand for our work trucks,” said Daniel Barel, CEO and co-founder of REE Automotive. “I am incredibly proud of the team at REE for completing certification of the automotive industry’s first ever fully x-by-wire vehicle. Our customers have been eagerly waiting for our vehicles to be ready to deliver and now our first demo trucks are on their way to dealerships for customer evaluations.”
REE’s proprietary REEcorner and x-by-wire technology can enable superior maneuverability and volumetric efficiency, enhanced safety with fail operational design via redundancies in hardware and software, improved ergonomics and serviceability, more efficient maintenance, modular design and optimal energy efficiency.
“Achieving this certification milestone is a testament to REE’s dedicated team and our determination to bring this technology to market safely,” added Richard Colley, REE’s VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs. “The federal and state incentives that the P7-C will be eligible for will help accelerate fleet electrification in the US, helping to improve public health and meet ambitious climate goals.”