Following a recently signed agreement, the parties intend to leverage AAM’s system
American Axle & Manufacturing, a leading global Tier 1 automotive supplier of driveline and metal forming technologies, and REE Automotive, a leader in e-Mobility, recently announced that the companies have agreed to jointly develop an exciting new electric propulsion system for e-Mobility.
In line with a recently signed agreement, the parties intend to leverage AAM’s system integration capabilities and focus on NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) reduction to incorporate AAM’s lightweight and efficient next generation electric drive units, which feature fully integrated high-speed motors and inverter technology.
The REEcorner integrates critical vehicle components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into the area between the chassis and the wheel to deliver significant functional and economic advantages. The electric drive units will be developed at AAM’s Advanced Technology and Development Center in Detroit with delivery of prototypes planned by the end of 2021.
“We believe that joining forces with an advanced technology company like REE will accelerate AAM on a path to deliver e-Mobility solutions to the market,” remarked David C. Dauch, AAM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
“Together with AAM’s extensive knowledge in automotive and their global manufacturing presence, we will be able to push the REEcorner technology even further,” commented Daniel Barel, Co-Founder and CEO, REE Automotive.