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REE, Hino Motors partner on FlatFormer modular electric concept vehicle

REE is cooperating with Hino Motors, a leading provider of commercial vehicles, and showcased its technology within Hino’s new FlatFormer modular concept model, a super-flexible chassis that optimizes electric mobility solutions, at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show.


REE’s corner module technology plays an important role to the FlatFormer concept design. FlatFormer leverages REE’s unique technology, which allows the entire drive components to reside within the wheel housing, thus creating a fully flat chassis.


With the contribution of REE’s novel electric solution, Hino’s light duty FlatFormer chassis delivers optimized space, flexibility and energy efficiency to customers. It supports a diverse range of plug-and-play body configurations that optimize internal vehicle space and provide room for additional in-car batteries and advanced safety technologies.

It was a wonderful opportunity to cooperate and build FlatFormer together with REE, which we unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show 2019. REE and Hino share the same vision of creating a sustainable and vividly prosperous future and reinventing the concept of mobility to deliver new value.

—Akira Yamaguchi, the General Manager of the design division at Hino Motors

REE’s fully modular corner supports any size EV and enables rapid e-mobility market innovation by significantly simplifying and expediting model development cycles.



A very smart design for near future mass produce various e-vehicles at a lower cost?

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