Israeli startup wants to reinvent the wheelMay 22, 2020
REE Automotive and Japan’s KYB Corporation teamed up to develop a new suspension for future electric vehicle platforms.
KYB, the world’s leading hydraulics manufacturer, will offer its semi-active and active suspension systems for the innovative REE new generation EV platform. Both partners believe that their collaboration “will change the movement of goods, people and services, revolutionizing the design of electric vehicles.”
This is not the first time we have heard about this, so let’s see what’s special about the REE EV platform. The most important thing you need to know about this is the integration of all components of the transmission vehicle (steering, braking, suspension, engine) into the wheel, which the company calls REEcorner’s architectural solution.
REEcorner, in combination with REEboard, which is a completely flat platform that stores batteries, provides “complete design freedom, enhanced performance and safety.”
According to the Israeli technology company, this combination also allows you to use it for any type of vehicle, up to heavy traffic. The KYB-REE partnership is the first time that a Japanese company has officially partnered on EV platforms with a technology company.
“KYB has vast experience in designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art suspension systems, and we are pleased to partner with REE Automotive and share our revolutionary EV vision by developing a suspension subsystem that meets the needs of the future mobility ecosystem,” said Kazunori Masumoto, CEO of Engineering Headquarters. at the KYB Automotive Component Business Division.
According to REE Automotive, KYB technology will play a decisive role in the rapid development of its next-generation EV architecture, “which is reinventing the electric car with a completely flat, scalable and fully modular platform, ready to carry the future of electronic mobility.”
An Israeli company says its platform can be used by current and future vehicles, including last-mile delivery, MaaS (Mobility as a Service), light-to-heavy EV logistics, and robotics.
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