Arcimoto, Inc.® (NASDAQ: FUV), makers of fun, affordable, and ultra-efficient electric vehicles for everyday drivers and fleets, and the City of Encinitas today announced a joint municipal pilot program to test the Fun Utility Vehicle, Deliverator, and Rapid Responder for use by Encinitas Lifeguards and Infrastructure and Sustainability Departments, continuing Mayor Catherine Blakespear’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution and advance sustainable transportation in the City of Encinitas.
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Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear takes her first ride in an Arcimoto FUV as part of a joint pilot program with Arcimoto to test ultra-efficient EVs for daily use by the Encinitas Lifeguards as well as the Infrastructure and Sustainability Departments. Photo by City of Encinitas
“We are thrilled to work with Mayor Blakespear, Captain Larry Giles, and the City of Encinitas, one of the leading cities in not only California but also the country when it comes to taking climate action, increasing sustainability, and advancing clean, alternative forms of transportation,” said Arcimoto Founder and CEO, Mark Frohnmayer. “We hope to demonstrate the practical benefits of affordable, small-footprint electric vehicles for a variety of everyday uses that will save the City time and money while furthering their sustainability goals, which are substantial.”
Over the course of the 60-day pilot program, Arcimoto vehicles will be tested by staff located at City Hall as well as by the Marine Safety Division, which provides lifeguard services for the 3.5 miles of state beaches managed by the City. Tourists and residents alike can look forward to seeing these forward-thinking EVs wrapped in iconic Encinitas and Encinitas Marine Safety images as they transport city staff along the historic 101 corridor throughout the summer months.
“Our goal in Encinitas is to create a transportation system that is cleaner, greener and faster,” said Mayor Blakespear. “I’m excited to begin this pilot program with Arcimoto because it moves Encinitas closer to a modern transportation system that will work better, cost less, and help save the planet. About half of our toxic emissions come from transportation, so getting serious about climate change means tackling our dependence on gas-burning cars and seeking out alternative electric vehicles.”
“I started out as a tower lifeguard in 1988, and since that time, we have always relied upon gas-powered vehicles to serve the thousands of daily visitors to our beaches,” said Encinitas Lifeguard Captain Larry Giles. “I’m excited to put Arcimoto vehicles to the test and take a meaningful first step toward creating a fully-electric fleet for the future.”
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About Arcimoto, Inc.
Arcimoto (NASDAQ: FUV) develops and manufactures ultra-efficient and affordable electric vehicles to help the world shift to a sustainable transportation system. Now available to preorder customers in California, Oregon, Washington, and Florida, the Arcimoto FUV® is purpose-built for everyday driving, transforming ordinary trips into pure-electric joyrides. Available for preorder, the Deliverator® and Rapid Responder™ provide last-mile delivery and emergency response functionality, respectively, at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of traditional gas-powered vehicles. Two additional concept prototypes built on the versatile Arcimoto platform are currently in development: the Cameo™, aimed at the film and influencer industry; and the Roadster, designed to be the ultimate on-road fun machine. Every Arcimoto vehicle is built at the Arcimoto Manufacturing Plant in Eugene, Oregon. For more information, please visit Arcimoto.com.
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