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EE Unveils Leopard, a Fully Autonomous Concept Vehicle Based on REE’s Modular EV Platform

| November 16, 2021

Last-mile autonomous delivery solution ideal for delivery, e-retail and logistics, with design developed based on stated needs from specific companies

REE Automotive Ltd. e-mobility, revealed its autonomous concept vehicle based on a brand new ultra-modular EV platform design. The full-scale concept is geared for customers including last-mile autonomous and electric delivery companies, delivery fleet operators, e-retailers and technology companies seeking to build fully autonomous solutions.

Fully-autonomous delivery fleets ‘Powered by REE’ will allow customers to build autonomous and electric vehicle fleets according to their exact specifications with unmatched interior space for transporting passengers and cargo. REE’s technology will be seamlessly integrated with any top hat and autonomous hardware.

Leopard’s design and specifications are the result of collaborative work with leading global delivery and technology companies focused on autonomous delivery and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) fleets. The concept vehicle is 3.4 m in length with front-wheel-steer, rear-wheel-drive and has a 2-tonne gross vehicle weight rating and the following additional specifications:

  • X-by-wire REEcorner technology for drive, steer and brake control
  • Narrow design of 1.4 m (4.6 ft) and small footprint of 2.5 m2 (26.6 ft2) for enhanced maneuverability
  • Easy cargo accessibility
  • 50 kWh battery capacity
  • Top speed of 60 mph
  • Cargo volume of 180 ft3

Leopard – a last mile autonomous concept vehicle – is designed to carry significantly more cargo due to REE’s low, flat floor. This means improved environmental impact of fewer trips in fewer vehicles, backed by a strong cost of ownership (TCO) structure: each vehicle in the fleet will be less expensive to run and maintain due to reduced energy cost and improved serviceability, leading to lower maintenance costs.

“This concept showcases just one design application of our ground-breaking technology, one that answers the strategically crucial question of how to carry out autonomous, zero-emissions last mile deliveries, which has huge growth potential,” said Daniel Barel, REE co-founder and CEO. “Autonomous and electric vehicles ‘Powered by REE’ offer unsurpassed operational efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership combined with full flexibility when it comes to integrating top hats in virtually any size, shape or form. We’re here to make the shift to a carbon neutral future a reality faster and at scale.”

The Leopard concept vehicle is based on REE’s modular EV platform, designed to support a wide variety of mission specific vehicles with the following range of specifications:

SpecificationValue
GVWRUp to 2 Tonnes
DriveRWD, FWD or AWD
SteerFWS or AWS
Length9.5 ft to 11.5 ft(2.9 m to 3.5 m)
Width3.9 ft to 5.9 ft(1.2 m to 1.8 m)
Height4.6 ft to 7.2 ft(1.4m to 2.2 m)
Battery CapacityUp to 60 kWh
Peak Motor PowerUp to 100 kW
Max SpeedUp to 100 mph(160 kph)
Turning RadiusMinimum 12.8 ft(3.9 m)
Max PayloadUp to 1,650 lbs(750 kg)
Load Floor heightMinimum 15 in(39 cm)
Cargo volumeUp to 265 ft3(7.5 m3)

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