Episode 116 - Powering Design Freedom for EVs and AVs

Unrestricted, scalable and modular. These values are at the heart of REE Automotive’s work to provide complete design freedom for electric and autonomous vehicle manufacturers.

As the automotive market shifts to an electrification-first approach, REE’s electric modular platforms enable automotive manufacturers, OEMs, delivery and logistic fleets, Mobility-as-a-Service providers, and new mobility players to design mission-specific EVs and AVs based on their exact business requirements faster and with lower cost.

REE’s revolutionary technology packs critical vehicle components (steering, braking, suspension, powertrain and control) into a single compact module, allowing for fully flat EV platforms with more room for passengers, cargo and batteries.

Hear from Dr. Peter Dow, Vice President of Engineering at REE, on the future of mobility, including how his company is empowering innovation through no-fault engineering and how he sees start-ups transforming the legacy automotive world.

Meet Our Guest

Vice President of Engineering, REE Automotive

Dr. Peter Dow has worked in the industry for over 25 years, earning an MS in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His thesis focused on research in CAE simulation of vehicle and powertrain performance, winning the Henry Ford Technology Award. Since graduation, he has worked at global automotive consultancies, technology start-ups, automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, including Ricardo Technical Consultancy, Lotus Cars, Getrag Transmissions, and Tata Technologies.

Peter has led numerous complex multi-agency automotive projects, including high performance sports cars, commercial vehicles, dual-clutch transmissions and electric vehicles. He’s passionate about the introduction of new technologies, and managing the complexities of integrating mechanical, electrical and software systems. As VP of Engineering at REE Automotive, Peter has spent the past year advancing the product development strategy, building the engineering team, and leading the product to production plan.

Our Host


Innovation Strategist & Co-Founder, Brulte & Company

Grayson Brulte is an autonomous mobility advisor and consultant who provides strategic counsel and political insights to help clients navigate what’s next.

As an SAE strategic partner since 2017, Grayson brings his in-depth industry knowledge to host SAE Tomorrow Today. His unique perspective factors in economics, politics and technology into one-of-kind weekly conversations with innovators changing mobility and its impact on society.

Grayson is a thought-leader who regularly provides insights to publications including Bloomberg, Reuters, The Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter and Forbes. His written opinions and insights have been featured by organizations including the Consumer Technology Association in presentations to the Federal Trade Commission.

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