Israel’s revolutionary flat chassis for electric vehicles, the product of having “reinvented the wheel,” was unveiled at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show by Hino Motors, the Toyota Group’s representative in the global market for heavy-duty trucks and buses.
Israeli innovation is on display at the Tokyo Motor Show, Oct. 24 to Nov. 4, as REE unveiled its flat-chassis technology inside Hino Motors’ new FlatFormer modular chassis concept.
FlatFormer is based on REE’s unique technology, which puts all the drive components within the wheel housing. Using REE’s novel electric solution enabled Hino to maximize space, flexibility and energy efficiency in its FlatFormer design for electric trucks.
“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,” said Akira Yamaguchi, general manager of the design division at Hino Motors.
Hino Motors, the Toyota Group’s representative in the global market for heavy-duty trucks and buses, is REE’s first Japanese partner in the commercial market.
“REE is on a mission toward widespread sustainable and modular electrified mobility,” said Daniel Barel, cofounder and CEO of REE.
REE’s technology supports any size electric vehicle and significantly simplifies and expedites model development cycles, said Barel.
The partnership with Hino Motors was facilitated by Million Steps, a business development firm that extends the reach of Israeli companies throughout Japan.
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