New EV platform moves motors, suspension and steering into the wheel arches

An Israeli startup by the name of REE Automotive has teamed up with KYB Corporation, a Japanese supplier specializing in suspension systems, to develop a highly flexible modular EV platform that has the potential to revolutionize vehicle design.

By combining multiple promising technologies, REE has developed a skateboard-style EV platform where virtually all of the mechanicals, apart from the battery and associated cooling and power distribution systems, are located within each of the wheel arches. We’re talking the electric motors, suspension, braking, and even the steering.