Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India’s largest car companies has signed a memorandum of understanding with REE Automotive to develop and manufacture electric commercial vehicles for global markets.
Technology company REE Automotive has already developed a flat and modular EV platform suitable for light and medium duty logistics.
It is hoped the collaboration will leverage REE’s electric vehicle corner module and platform technology of integrating powertrain, suspension and steering components in the arch of a vehicle wheel while using Mahindra’s vehicle design, engineering, and manufacturing assets.
“Our collaboration with REE has the potential to bring a disruptive approach to a new age of vehicles capitalising on our respective strengths,” said Rajesh Jejurikar, Mahindra & Mahindra executive director (auto and farm sectors).
“The competitive advantages of REE’s corner modular architecture with our experience in conventional vehicle system design, engineering, sourcing ecosystem and significant production capacity, provides a perfect match to deliver exciting zero emission vehicles, including autonomous vehicles, that can meet customer needs as never before.”
CM Show 2020: Electric cargo vehicles offer clean last-mile solution
E-Cargo Vehicles, who are exhibiting at the CM Show 2020, are pleased to announce their product availability into the UK logistic sector:
We fully understand the world of logistics are changing . The last mile delivery brings with it its own challenging problems. Emission levels, congestion, cost and reliability, and ever demanding client deadlines.
We can offer a range of last mile purpose designed, all electric, articulated three wheeled cargo vehicles. Various body options serve a number of sectors, from parcels, fresh and chilled foods, take aways, flowers, drinks, medicines, and even frozen foods. Its new drop side body is ideal for the recreational maintenance sector.
With its 18 degree articulation, tight turning circle and under one meter width, contribute to a highly manoeuvreable inner city vehicle.
With a payload of 245kgs, 1.4cu m cargo box, at a maximum speed of 45kph with a range up to 100km, and chargeable from a domestic power supply is a powerful alternative vehicle.
Additional features are front and rear disc brakes, LED lighting including daytime running lights, front screen wiper and screen wash, close proximity sensors, reversing facility with reversing camera. A flat 7” led instrument screen keeps the operator fully informed of the vehicle performance, and all as standard fitment.
Commenting on the product availability, Vernon Edwards, director of business development UK and Ireland, said: “ All our vehicles comply to the strict European Type Approvals requirement, and offer potential operators a, smaller footprint than traditional petrol or diesel vehicles, making a more efficient and less impact on the inner city environment. A number of deliveries have already been made, and a demonstration unit will be available from September for potential clients to experience. After sales support will be initially in North London, and from our operating centre in the Midlands.”