Arcimoto, maker of small electric vehicles, has a new EV. Looks like it’s not a joy ride.
The Eugene, Oregon-based startup evaded bankruptcy in February and tied up its third CEO in April. On Tuesday, the company shared its next chapter: a small truck called the MUV (a “Modular Utility Vehicle”) with customizable rear storage space, a top speed of 120 km/h, an estimated range of 165 km and only three wheels.
Based on Arcimoto’s pre-existing FUV (i.e. “Fun Utility Vehicle”) platform, buyers can equip the new EV with a pickup-style cargo box or fully enclosed storage box. Or they can expand it into a flatbed “in less than 10 minutes,” the startup claims.
Arcimoto said in a statement that the MUV is now available starting at $23,500 each. The automaker is clearly focused on selling these vehicles in bulk, as they are website directs visitors to a fleet research page – instead of a buy now button.
Arcimoto’s latest tiny EV is all work and no play by Harri Weber, originally published on TechCrunch