REE Automotive along with its valued partner Hino Motors have become top winners of the European Product Design Award in the “Design for Society” category.
Amos Boaz, lead designer for REE, and Yamaguchi Seiichi, lead designer for HINO, will share the award.
“Hino is delighted to have won this prestigious award together with our valued partner REE Automotive,” said Hino lead designer Seiichi Yamaguchi. “Together we are going to provide new value to society through next-generation commercial mobility. With the flat chassis and the detachable Mobility Service Module, services and contents themselves become mobile. By sparking the metabolism of old and new in our lives and communities, we aim to realize prosperous and sustainable societies where people can connect with communities to create a cycle of happiness.
“Hino is one of the world’s largest leading truck manufacturers and, together, we’re committed to bringing new value to society and reducing the carbon footprint,” said Ahishay Sardes, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of REE. “We are honored that our design collaboration has been recognized with this award, as our corner and control technology and fully-flat platform enable multiple new applications for modular commercial electric vehicles – helping us work toward a zero-emissions future.”
The next-generation commercial mobility solution to be jointly developed by Hino, Toyota’s truck arm, and REE will be comprised of a modular EV platform ‘Powered by REE’ that will carry a customized Mobility Service Module on top that can carry passengers, goods, and deliver services – all enhanced with data.
Hino and REE next-generation electric commercial mobility solutions will be geared to improve quality of life on a global scale by lowering carbon emissions, minimizing strain on infrastructure, reducing congestion, and allowing companies to allocate resources better.
The specialized EV chassis that will be jointly developed by Hino and REE will leverage proprietary REEcorner technology, which packs critical vehicle components into a single system positioned between the wheel and the chassis.
The solution will have a low-floor, full-flat design that flexibly meets customer needs and supports autonomous driving. Hardware prototypes of the solution are expected by FY 2022.