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Arcimoto starts delivering three-wheeled electric FUV to customers

Arcimoto starts delivering thr...
Arcimoto's founder and president Mark Frohnmayer prepares the first FUVs for delivery to customers
Arcimoto's founder and president Mark Frohnmayer prepares the first FUVs for delivery to customers
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Arcimoto's founder and president Mark Frohnmayer prepares the first FUVs for delivery to customers
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Arcimoto's founder and president Mark Frohnmayer prepares the first FUVs for delivery to customers
"The FUV represents a significant step toward a sustainable transportation future," said Arcomoto's Mark Frohnmayer
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"The FUV represents a significant step toward a sustainable transportation future," said Arcomoto's Mark Frohnmayer
Retail production of the FUV three-wheeled electric vehicles has begun
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Retail production of the FUV three-wheeled electric vehicles has begun
The FUV's dual motors at the front give the electric vehicle a top speed of 75 mph
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The FUV's dual motors at the front give the electric vehicle a top speed of 75 mph
The FUV features heated seats and grips, Bluetooth speakers, removable half-doors, and lockable storage at the rear
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The FUV features heated seats and grips, Bluetooth speakers, removable half-doors, and lockable storage at the rear

Today, Arcimoto starts delivering Fun Utility Vehicles to its first customers in California, Oregon and Washington. The two-person three-wheeled electric reverse trike has been 12 years in the making, but has now gone into retail production at the company's facility in Eugene, Oregon.

"The FUV represents a significant step toward a sustainable transportation future in which vehicles are fully electric and right-sized for the needs of everyday drivers," said the company's Mark Frohnmayer. "This is a truly significant moment for Arcimoto as we launch retail production and delivery of the Fun Utility Vehicle for the first time in the company’s history."

Retail production of the FUV three-wheeled electric vehicles has begun
Retail production of the FUV three-wheeled electric vehicles has begun

More than 4,000 customers have pre-ordered the FUV, which has dual motors at the front for a top speed of 75 mph (120.7 km/h) and EPA range of 102.5 miles (165 km) per charge. The first retail model comes with heated seats and grips, Bluetooth speakers, removable half-doors, and lockable storage at the rear.

It carries a suggested retail price of US$19,900 before credits and rebates, and it's not alone. Other three-wheelers based on the Arcimoto platform include the Deliverator (destined for local and last mile deliveries) and the Rapid Responder (for emergency services and campus security).

Source: Arcimoto

3 comments
Daishi
The delivery launch is just for the initial $19,900 Evergreen edition. They are using the Tesla model of shipping the more expensive version first that has better profit margin. I think they are still planning to release the non Evergreen version later at $11,900 or somewhere near that. They are live streaming the press event later today at 5:30 PDT (which is 2 years from the day they went public).
Trylon
$20,000 for an Arcimoto or a lot less for a used Nissan Leaf that comes with doors, AC, more seats and better crash protection. Doesn't seem like a hard choice.
Mzungu_Mkubwa
While I think I could appreciate the extra visibility it provides in traffic, I think they put the passenger seats too high off the ground. I'd think the performance improvements provided by the lowered wind resistance would be more important in this electric system.