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Israeli Startup REE Plans Electric Car Merger

 |  February 3, 2021

REE Automotive, an electric-vehicle technology startup, has agreed to go public through a merger with blank-check company 10X Capital Venture Acquisition.

The transaction includes a US$300 million private investment in public equity, or PIPE, and gives the combined entity an enterprise value of about US$3.1 billion, according to a statement confirming an earlier report by Bloomberg News. REE’s existing investors will own more than 80% of the combined company.

REE, a Tel Aviv-based firm led by co-founder Daniel Barel, makes technology to integrate all drive components into the arch of the wheel and flat, modular chassis for autonomous delivery trucks, shuttles and robo taxis. The company claims thta its platform can be used for battery or fuel cell-powered vehicles.

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