The Next EV Could Be Built Like a Skateboard
Oct. 12, 2020—Israeli startup REE Automotive has completed a prototype of what it believes to be the future of electric vehicles—heavy-duty skateboard-style beds.
The skateboard-style flatbeds have four wheels, each powered by individual motors. "Steering and braking are done completely electronically, so there’s no need for any mechanical connection between whatever you give the driver to control that—might as well be an Xbox controller, so long as you configure it right," reports The Drive.
The electric platform leader has created a full lineup of e-mobility beds, capable of carrying up to seven tons. REE Automotive hops car and van designers can add their own ideas on top of the prototype.