KYB inks deal with REE Automotive to bring advanced EV solutions
Category: #business  By Akshay Kedari  Date: 2020-05-21
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KYB inks deal with REE Automotive to bring advanced EV solutions

 

  • KYB’s highly advanced semi-active and active system solutions will drive the next-gen electric vehicle production efforts of REE
  • Electric vehicles will undergo a reduced development cost, will be compact and will be more lightweight

Israel based company – REE Automotive has reportedly partnered with Japanese automotive component giant KYB Corporation to develop enhanced suspension capabilities for upcoming electric vehicle platforms.

Reportedly, KYB’s highly advanced semi-active and active system solutions will drive the next-gen electric vehicle production efforts of REE that provides affordable and scalable solutions in e-mobility. The combined expertise of KYB- a key manufacturer of hydraulics and REE- a prominent technology company and electric vehicle developer will change the way goods, services, and people are moved by restructuring the electric vehicle design.  

Apparently, the transaction helps REE expand its global production capacities and also in introducing a new suspension technology with REEcorner™ - an architectural solution that integrates the various drivetrain vehicle parts like braking, suspension, e-motor and steering into the wheel.

Moreover, the novel REEcorner™ platform combines with the REEboardTM- a flat system that permits flexibility in design, safety, enhanced performance, and modular applications for any type of vehicle.

For the record, the KYB-REE alliance is the first time the Japanese automotive firm has formally joined hands with a technology company on EV platforms.

In a statement by, Kazunori Masumoto, General Manager of Engineering Headquarters, KYB Automotive Component Division, the company portrays a vast experience in developing and producing advanced suspension solutions and the partnership with REE Automotive which help meet the needs of the next-generation mobility ecosystem.

According to Daniel Barel, Co-Founder, and CEO, REE, KYB’s advanced technology will assist in the rapid development of REE’s EV infrastructure, which reinvents the electric vehicle with a scalable, flat and a completely modular platform which will enhance the future of e-mobility.

He further mentioned that by using the technology offered by REE, electric vehicles will witness a reduced development cost, will be compact and will be lightweight.

Notably, the company claims its technology to be 33% lighter and 70% smaller in footprint when compared to the American EV company Tesla’s Model 3.

 

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