Microvast to supply li-ion packs to REE

By Julian Buckley27 January 2023

REE P7 EV platform REE P7 EV platform (Photo: REE Automotive)

US-based Microvast Holdings is to supply lithium-ion battery packs to electric vehicle platform developer REE Automotive for production of chassis decks intended for commercial vehicles.

The German arm of Microvast will supply the MV-C Gen 4 HpCO high-energy li-ion battery packs. The batteries are said to offer high energy density, high power performance, long cycle life and fast charging capabilities – with a suitable charging point, a full recharge is said to take 30 minutes.

The battery packs also include proprietary safety characteristics to further support delivery of the EV platforms.

“Microvast’s MV-C Gen 4 battery pack is a great fit for REE,” explained Sascha Kelterborn, chief revenue officer at Microvast Holdings. “It’s specifically designed to address the requirements of commercial vehicle fleets.”

P7-B box truck powered by REE P7-B box truck powered by REE (Photo: REE Automotive)

REE will use the packs in its REEcorner tech, which further incorporates vehicle drive components such as steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control systems in a module which links the chassis and wheels. It is said to be the flattest EV platform, which supports easier loading/unloading.

The finished platform is known as the REE P7. It is suitable for production of commercial trucks, school buses, walk-in vans and delivery box trucks. The scalable and modular architecture allows production of any Class 1-6 vehicle type.

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