EUGENE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV) — makers of the world’s first Fun Utility Vehicle® (FUV®) — an affordable and practical pure electric vehicle for everyday commuters and fleets, today announced that the Arcimoto FUV was awarded the Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice Award at the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Arcimoto was one of only 10 products at CES 2018 to receive an Editor's Choice Award. Winners were announced on the Popular Mechanics site on Wednesday, January 10.
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The Arcimoto FUV® sports a reverse trike, three-wheeled design propelled by twin front motors, an estimated curb weight of 1,100 pounds and a target starting price of $11,900. If offers ample room for two people and their gear, and will travel an estimated 70-miles (base model) or 130-miles (extended range option) on a single charge. The dual-motor drive system delivers 0-60 mph acceleration in 7.5 seconds and a top speed of 80 mph. The low center of gravity, lightweight platform, and anti-dive optimization make for an extremely agile and responsive ride. With 1/4 the mass footprint of the average passenger vehicle and 1/3 the price, the Arcimoto FUV is the most efficient, most affordable and most entertaining daily electric vehicle on the market today.
“With 3,900 exhibitors at CES and undoubtedly more than 50,000 products on display, it is quite an honor to be named by the tech gurus at Popular Mechanics as one of the 10 coolest products at CES 2018,” said Arcimoto Founder and President Mark Frohnmayer. “It has been a 10-year epic journey to bring to market a fun and exhilarating pure electric vehicle to the world at a price point that just about everyone can afford, and today’s announcement is testament from the editors at Popular Mechanics that the Arcimoto FUV was worth the wait.”
Arcimoto showcased the all-new Arcimoto FUV at the Pepcom Digital Experience! press event, in addition to hosting test rides near the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event marked one of the first opportunities for press from around the world to get up-close-and-personal with the first production unit of the automotive industry’s first truly affordable daily electric vehicle for both consumers and commercial fleets.
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Headquartered and manufactured in Eugene, Oregon, Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) is devising new technologies and patterns of mobility that together raise the bar for environmental efficiency, footprint and affordability. Available for pre-order today with a target purchase price of $11,900, Arcimoto’s FUV defines the Fun Utility Vehicle category: it’s the lightest, most affordable and performance-packed electric vehicle suitable for the daily driver. For more information please visit www.arcimoto.com.