Arcimoto FUV

Discussion in 'Other EVs' started by Thom Riddle, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Arcimoto has just released a video update. Nothing mind blowing really, but they show some of the new machinery and the developing setup of their new facility. I love it when a plant comes together. ;)

     
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  2. Apexerman

    Apexerman Member

    I like the transparency with which they've shown the facility and product development. It definitely cast aside fears the FUV would end up like the Elio. The price point and product matched in terms of design, engineering and market potential. They didn't try to bite off more than they could chew. As a result, we'll see limited production vehicles throughout the year and full scale production into the next. I confess, I'm gonna have a blast in this thing.
     
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  3. Apexerman

    Apexerman Member

    Oh yeah....

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  4. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Sweet! What's the story? Did you have a visit?
     
  5. Apexerman

    Apexerman Member

    I haven't visited the new factory yet, but an Arcimoto forum member posted the pics online, which then appeared on Arcimoto's Facebook page. We're all excited to see the first few prototypes rolling off the assembly line. So far they're still on track to supply the Signature Series models followed by regular production versions. Current efforts are centered on getting the door options designed and built... soft shell, hard shell and possibly half doors. They'll likely hinge conventionally on one side with the other side mounted as one piece. All should be removable. At least that's the theory. The tailbox design seems to be coming along. Batteries and motors will supposedly offer slightly improved efficiency.
     
  6. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Active Member

    Good to see!
     
  7. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Active Member

    Arcimoto 2018 Q2 Earnings Update

     
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  8. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks, Neil! I wrote about this yesterday.

    There's also a longer version with the webcast that has a decent question & answer session, so I'll embed it here.

     
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  9. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Active Member

    Thanks - I actually saw this on your article, and I meant to say so.

    Edit: Is the official name of this now the FUV aka Fun Utility Vehicle? The SRK name is no longer used?
     
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  10. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, that is the case. I personally preferred SRK and think FUV is kind of silly, but it's not my company or product.
     
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  11. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    The comments here in this thread show enthusiasm from those who see this as something fun to drive. Seems that it would be rather curmudgeonly of me to express grumpily, as I have elsewhere, that I don't see what the appeal is. (Pushy is being a wet blanket! ;) )

    I find the term "FUV" to be rather odd; "Fun" I get, but "Utility"? I don't get the impression that this vehicle appeals at all to those looking for utility!

    I guess it's just a joke? Putting the "Fun" in "FUV" is perhaps poking fun at the whole concept of using the "____ Utility Vehicle" designation for a passenger vehicle -- i.e., "SUV" and "CUV" -- which I have always thought rather strange. If you want a "utility vehicle" then buy a pickup... or an actual (not street legal) utility vehicle!

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    This is a utility vehicle.

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    This is not.

     
  12. Paphilo

    Paphilo New Member

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