REE Automotive has unveiled a new autonomous concept vehicle based on its modular EV platform design.
The Leopard is designed for customers requiring last-mile autonomous and electric deliveries, such as delivery fleet operators, e-retailers and technology companies.
It is designed to carry significantly more cargo due to its low, flat floor, which also means improved environmental performance due to fewer trips in fewer vehicles.
Leopard’s design and specifications are the result of collaborative work with leading global delivery and technology companies.
The concept vehicle has a 50kWh battery capacity and a top speed of 60 mph.
It is 3.4 m in length with front-wheel-steer, rear-wheel-drive and has a two-tonne gross vehicle weight rating.
The vehicle also includes X-by-wire technology for drive, steer and brake control.
Its narrow dimensions of 4.6 ft and small footprint of 226.6 ft2 are also designed to promote enhanced manoeuvrability.
In addition it has a cargo volume of 180 ft3, with an easily accessible cargo area.
Daniel Barel, REE co-founder and CEO said, “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.
“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.”