EUGENE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV) and Carry It Forward, a nonprofit working to support the unhoused community in the Eugene-Springfield area, are teaming up on the first pilot program to field test the Deliverator, an ultra-efficient, three-wheel electric vehicle designed for local and last-mile delivery. Beginning today, Carry It Forward will use the Deliverator to deliver critical emergency supplies to the unhoused communities in Eugene and Springfield in an attempt to help flatten the Coronavirus curve for the most vulnerable in the community.
“We face a pandemic, now felt in every community around the globe, and it is incumbent on us all to work together within our own communities to slow the spread of COVID-19. Arcimoto is proud to team with Carry It Forward to help play our part,” said Mark Frohnmayer, Arcimoto Founder and CEO. “We completed our first pilot Deliverator vehicle just as the Coronavirus crisis exploded. Right before our planned launch, Carry It Forward reached out to Arcimoto to see if we could help in any way to expand their delivery capacity for emergency supplies to the unhoused. I can’t think of a more important mission, nor a better way to begin testing the Deliverator in the field, than helping Carry It Forward to serve the most vulnerable members of our community.”
“As the Coronavirus crisis escalates, the unhoused communities around the world are in urgent need of emergency supplies, supplies that need to be delivered to them directly,” said Arwen Maas-Despain, Founder of Carry It Forward. “We are incredibly grateful to use the first Deliverator pilot vehicle for this mission that we so believe in, as we all join together in the Eugene community to flatten the curve for our most vulnerable neighbors, and to do so without burning an ounce of carbon.”
Built on the modular Arcimoto Platform, the ultra-efficient Deliverator features a top speed of 75 mph, 100 city mile range, a spacious cargo compartment, and is more efficient by an order of magnitude than traditional diesel-powered delivery vans and trucks. Deliverator production is expected to begin in late 2020.
The Deliverator is the third vehicle built on the ultra-efficient Arcimoto Platform, following the Fun Utility Vehicle, designed for everyday drivers, and the Rapid Responder EMS vehicle, developed to sustainably serve emergency, security and law enforcement needs.
About Arcimoto, Inc.
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, Arcimoto’s Fun Utility Vehicle is one of the lightest, most affordable, and most appropriate electric vehicles suitable for the daily driver. For more information, please visit www.arcimoto.com.
About Carry It Forward
The name "Carry It Forward" is meant to highlight the mutual benefits of direct service to our unhoused neighbors. Our work is designed to reduce suffering by meeting basic human needs while developing a sustainable model for incorporating unhoused individuals in the work of helping themselves and the community. We believe everyone has something to contribute to the greater good. Our goal is to bridge gaps in service and build networks that allow our community to grow stronger for all of us. For more information or to volunteer, visit Carryitforward.net.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events or our future financial performance. Except for historical information, all of the statements, expectations, and assumptions contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that express our intentions, beliefs, expectations, strategies, predictions or any other statements relating to our future activities or other future events or conditions and, include, without limitation, our expectations as to vehicle deliveries, the establishment of our service and delivery network and our expected rate of production. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about our business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may, and are likely to, differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements due to numerous factors discussed from time to time in documents which we file with the SEC. In addition, such statements could be affected by risks and uncertainties related to, among other things: our ability to effectively execute on our business plan and growth strategy; our ability to design, manufacture and market vehicle models within projected timeframes given that a vehicle consists of several thousand unique items and we can only go as fast as the slowest item; our inexperience to date in manufacturing vehicles at the high volumes that we anticipate; our dependence on suppliers; our ability to manage the distribution channels for our products, including our ability to successfully implement our rental strategy, direct to consumer distribution strategy and any additional distribution strategies we may deem appropriate; our ability to maintain quality control over our vehicles and avoid material vehicle recalls; changes in consumer demand for, and acceptance of, our products: changes in the competitive environment, including adoption of technologies and products that compete with our products; the overall strength and stability of general economic conditions and of the automotive industry more specifically; changes in laws or regulations governing our business and operations; the number of reservations and cancellations for our vehicles and our ability to deliver on those reservations; and unforeseen or recurring operational problems at our facility, or a catastrophic loss of our manufacturing facility. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and except as may be required under applicable securities laws, we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.