Arcimoto Introduces Three-Wheeled Electric Vehicle Fleet For First Responders
Built on the Arcimoto platform, the pure-electric Rapid Responder aims to provide specialized emergency, security and law enforcement services at a fraction of the economical and ecological cost of traditional ICE vehicles.
EUGENE, Ore., February 15, 2019 – Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV) unveiled the Rapid Responder, a pure electric three-wheeled vehicle designed for first responders to efficiently and more quickly reach emergencies, as well as for security and law enforcement applications.
Arcimoto also announced that it has agreed in principle to test the Rapid Responder Fleet in pilot programs with the City of Eugene, the Eugene Springfield Fire Department, and the city of Eastvale, California. Arcimoto anticipates that the first production Rapid Responders will be delivered in 2020.
“Arcimoto’s ultra-efficient three-wheeled platform offers real advantages for rapid response applications. We believe that its small-footprint, maneuverability, and instant torque will allow first responders to more quickly move through congested urban cores during emergencies, and its extraordinary efficiency will help fleets meet their long term emissions goals,” said Mark Frohnmayer, President of Arcimoto. “More than anything, we are excited to create a vehicle that helps save lives.”
“This pilot program is about finding the right tool for the job. In addition to our current fleet of engines, we see the advantage of a highly-efficient, small-footprint vehicle to help with low acuity calls, and the potential to reduce operational costs, while being better for the environment,” said Fire Chief Joe Zaludek of Eugene Springfield Fire. “We also think the Rapid Responder will have the added benefit of being a real hit at the annual Christmas Light Firetruck Parade.”
“The City of Eastvale is excited to test this vehicle for a number of reasons,” said Bryan Jones, City Manager of Eastvale, CA. “They are electric, quiet, and air-quality friendly, which is important for the greater Inland Empire Basin. They can be run on solar power from Southern California’s plentiful sunshine, and they don’t require us to fill up on gas, so it will reduce operating costs. I could see these would be great for first responders during special events or medical calls when a fire engine may not be required.”
For more information, visit www.arcimoto.com/rapid-responder. Click here for Arcimoto Rapid Responder Press Assets.
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.
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