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Arcimoto set to release new flagship Fun Utility Vehicle

Arcimoto set to release new fl...
Reservations for Arcimoto's new flagship FUV are now open
Reservations for Arcimoto's new flagship FUV are now open
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The Evergreen Edition has an estimated range of over 100 miles per charge
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The Evergreen Edition has an estimated range of over 100 miles per charge
The FUV Evergreen Edition features dual electric motors that will sprint it from standstill to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 75 mph
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The FUV Evergreen Edition features dual electric motors that will sprint it from standstill to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 75 mph
Reservations for Arcimoto's new flagship FUV are now open
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Reservations for Arcimoto's new flagship FUV are now open
The Evergreen Edition three-wheeler comes with "West Coast" doors that can be removed if desired
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The Evergreen Edition three-wheeler comes with "West Coast" doors that can be removed if desired

Back in 2015, Arcimoto revealed the Generation 8 SRK, a covered electric three-wheeler it had been working on for some time. A bunch of Beta Series were followed by a limited Pilot Series last year, and now the company is readying the first Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) for retail availability – the flagship Evergreen Edition.

"In 2007, we set out to build the world's most affordable and efficient everyday electric vehicle that also happened to be insanely fun to drive," said Arcimoto's Mark Frohnmayer. "The FUV Evergreen Edition is the realization of that vision. With the FUV, you save money on gas, time on parking, and your daily commute is transformed into a pure electric joyride. Finally, a practical, American-made solution to the two greatest challenges facing the world today: global warming and getting groceries."

The Evergreen measures 113 x 65 x 61 inches (287 x 165 x 155 cm) and tips the scales at 1,300 lb (590 kg), and will be manufactured at the company's own facility in Eugene, Oregon. Dual electric motors will sprint it from standstill to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 75 mph (120 km/h), and its estimated range has been given as over 100 miles (160 km) per charge of its Li-ion batteries.

Features include heated seats and grips, a smartphone mount and Bluetooth speakers for enjoying tunes while you roll along, a magnetic cup holder to keep your beverages safely within reach and a criss-cross safety belt on each of the two seats.

The Evergreen Edition three-wheeler comes with "West Coast" doors that can be removed if desired
The Evergreen Edition three-wheeler comes with "West Coast" doors that can be removed if desired

The FUV will also come with removable "West Coast" doors, "designed for an open-air experience that keeps you protected from the elements, yet connected to the environment around you."

It can manage a 29 ft (8.8 m) turning circle, can make use of the carpool (high-occupancy vehicle) lane and rocks lockable storage at the rear.

Arcimoto is now accepting reservations for the Evergreen Edition. A non-refundable US$5,000 payment (towards a full ticket price of $19,900) will secure a place in the production queue, with the first vehicles expected to roll out to customers in Oregon, California and Washington by the end of June. Deliveries beyond those areas will be made over the following year.

"As we scale operations and drive down costs, we intend to introduce even more affordable variations until we hit our target base price of $11,900," said Frohnmayer.

The video below has more.

Source: Arcimoto

FUV Evergreen Edition Announcement

8 comments
f8lee
So, it's an electric, covered Can-Am Spyder...meh
Daishi
I had the 3rd comment in the 2015 article. I've been following them for a bit. I think they have an interesting product and good intentions and I'm rooting for them. Mark Frohnmayer did a ted talk about it in 2012 (Dude, Where's My Car?) that's interesting if you are looking for some background. It's dissapointing to see people compare them to Elio. I'm pretty sure I've said Elio is probably a scam since about 2013 and that's largely proven to be true. Arcimoto is not Elio.
ChairmanLMAO
Looks better than the Solo from Electrameccanica maybe the removable doors still closed and passenger seat hidden (unless she's a hotty ofc). The Polaris Slingshot is even less green but way more sporty. It's a brave new world.
guzmanchinky
I mean it's cool, but you can't go between cars, and it's not very crash worthy (but safer than a motorcycle). I'm not sure who would buy this, unless you live in downtown San Francisco, but even then you can't use the motorcycle parking spaces, etc. Nope, I'm sorry, I just don't get it. For that price you can get a decent used Honda Civic.
Daishi
@f8lee Cars are aerodynamic but wide and heavy. Motorcycles are narrow and light but 1/4 as aerodynamic as cars. An electric aerodynamic motorcycle is as close as it gets to an efficient solution for personal transportation and that's why Arcimoto has an estimated 230 MPGe. It's difficult and expensive to launch a new car company but I'm not aware of a more efficient approach to the problem of personal transportation. Efficiency allows a smaller battery reducing cost and weight. They are certainly on the right page now it's just a matter of execution.
Douglas Bennett Rogers
Doesn't look like bank-to-turn. The main value of two or three wheels is bank-to-turn. The value of three wheels is no-fall slide out.
Lamar Havard
Same price as the 2008 smart-for-two when they started sales in America.
Riaanh
Why, oh why can't our roads be full of these vehicles? Why do you need to take 1.2 tons of metal and plastic everytime to the grocer to get a bread and milk?