REE Automotive and KYB Corporation have announced a strategic partnership to develop suspension capabilities for future electric vehicle (EV) platforms.
KYB’s semi-active and active suspension systems will boost REE’s next-generation EV platform, which delivers complete design freedom and cost-effective, scalable solutions in e-mobility.
REE’s partnership with KYB ignites a new level of suspension technology within the REEcorner architecture solution, which integrates steering, braking, suspension and e-motor into the wheel.
REE Automotive has developed the next generation EV platform which is completely flat, scalable and modular providing customers full design freedom to create the broadest range of EV, and autonomous vehicles for current and future applications, including last mile delivery, MaaS, light to heavy duty EV logistics and robo taxis.
The combined expertise of REE, a pioneering technology company and leader in electric vehicle platforms, and KYB, a leading global hydraulics manufacturer, will reshape the movement of goods, people and services by revolutionising EV design.
The REEcorner combines with the REEboardT – a completely flat platform – allowing complete freedom of design, improved performance and safety, and modular applications for any vehicle type – from last mile delivery to heavy duty shipping.
The KYB-REE partnership marks the first time KYB has formally collaborated on EV platforms with a technology company.
Kazunori Masumoto, general manager of engineering headquarters at KYB Automotive component business division said: “KYB has vast experience in developing and manufacturing advanced suspension systems, and we are excited to partner with REE Automotive and share its revolutionary EV vision by engineering a suspension subsystem that supports the needs of tomorrow’s mobility ecosystem.”
REE’s co-founder and chief executive officer Daniel Barel said, “REE is delighted to welcome KYB to our unique network of global strategic automotive partners, bringing world-class expertise in advanced suspension systems.
“KYB’s technology will play a crucial role in the rapid development of our next-generation EV architecture, which reinvents the electric vehicle with a completely flat, scalable and fully modular platform, ready to carry the future of e-mobility.”
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