REE Automotive and Knapheide Debut Electric Fleet Solution at Work Truck Week 2024

March 5, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS (March 5, 2024) – REE Automotive Ltd. (Nasdaq: REE), an automotive technology company and provider of full by-wire electric trucks and platforms, today showcased its electric commercial demo vehicle at Work Truck Week 2024 during the Knapheide Distributor Event. The private event was attended by Knapheide’s sales and installation partners, who had the chance to see firsthand a full vehicle solution, which is built on REE’s P7-C chassis cab and upfitted with Knapheide’s KUV body. Following the event, the vehicle departed Indianapolis, on its eventual destination to Pritchard.

Tomorrow, March 6, 2024, at 3:45 p.m. ET, REE and Knapheide will discuss the vehicle with Work Truck Week attendees and the media, at a joint press conference in REE’s booth #1843, at the Indiana Convention Center.

“REE prides itself on being upfit ready,” said Daniel Barel, CEO and co-founder of REE Automotive. “No two fleets have the exact same business needs or use cases, and when they purchase a Powered by REE vehicle our technology allows them to not be constrained by traditional vehicle architecture. The REE vehicles use electronic control to replace legacy mechanical and hydraulic systems for critical operations including braking, driving and steering. The absence of traditional mechanical components increases cabin space and cargo volume, allowing for a low floor creating almost endless upfit possibilities.”

The REE platform is fully flat from end-to-end, due to REE’s proprietary x-by-wire technology, providing full steer-by-wire, brake-by-wire and drive-by-wire independent wheel control. This enables a fully flat chassis, low step-in height and excellent vehicle maneuverability.

REE’s P7-C is designed to benefit fleets through better:

  • Ergonomics: Driver-centric, cab-forward cabin design for excellent visibility. Enables other ergonomic benefits such as ease of entry and exit due to the low platform and full-height cab.
  • Serviceability: Swappable REEcorners can be replaced in less than an hour for serviceability advantages designed for low fleet TCO and minimal downtime – using a single common corner for all four vehicle locations.
  • Maneuverability: Outstanding vehicle performance from class-leading turning radius, and segment exclusive All Wheel Drive (AWD) and All Wheel Steer (AWS) provide high performance in challenging weather and other adverse conditions.

“It was a great process working together to develop our body around their chassis,” said Chris Weiss, VP of engineering at Knapheide. “It’s one thing for a company to give us a cab chassis and ask us to upfit it, it’s another to actually partner with the manufacturer to come up with a solution ahead of time. The REE P7-C comes to us ready to go – for example, there is a series of threaded inserts so that our body is mounted directly to the frame rails. By working together for every step of the process, we’re able to create a really custom and seamless process for the REE P7-C and any future fleet customers.”

Vehicles Powered by REE are upfit ready and offer considerable benefits for body installations, including:

  • No Drill: Integrated mounting weld nuts so that bodies can be secured directly to frame rails
  • Battery Maintenance: Accessible from under the chassis
  • Flat Floor: Structural advantages and weight savings by reducing the need for additional body mounting kits, and independent suspension to reduce body stresses
  • Electrical Integration: Plug and play chassis harnesses for aftermarket electrical systems

REE currently has 17 authorized dealers in North America that can help fleets on their path to electrification. Dealers will also assist in navigating Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and various state tax incentives that the vehicles are eligible for. Fleets interested in ordering a Powered by REE® vehicle can find their nearest dealer at

To learn more about REE Automotive’s patented technology and unique value proposition that position the company to break new ground in e-mobility, visit

About REE Automotive
REE Automotive (Nasdaq: REE) is an automotive technology company that allows companies to build electric vehicles of various shapes and sizes on their modular platforms. With complete design freedom, vehicles Powered by REE® are equipped with the revolutionary REEcorner®, which packs critical vehicle components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into a single compact module positioned between the chassis and the wheel. As the first company to FMVSS certify a fully by-wire vehicle in the U.S., REE’s proprietary by-wire technology for drive, steer and brake control eliminates the need for mechanical connection. Using four identical REEcorners® enables REE to make the industry’s flattest EV platforms with more room for passengers, cargo and batteries. REE platforms are future proofed, autonomous capable, offer a low TCO, and drastically reduce the time to market for fleets looking to electrify. To learn more visit

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