Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Arcimoto and the City of Orlando partner for up for municipal fleet pilot program of electric vehicles

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:50 PM

  • Photo courtesy Arcimoto
Electric-car manufacturer Arcimoto and the city of Orlando have announced a new partnership to try out a municipal fleet of electric vehicles.

Several departments in the city – including the Orlando Fire Department, Police Department, Code Enforcement Division and Parking Enforcement – will road-test zero-emission Arcimoto vehicles by using them in their daily duties for 90 days. This pilot program fleet will consist of Arcimoto's (ahem) "Fun Utility Vehicles" (FUVs) and "Deliverators."

"We look forward to putting these innovative EVs to the test.” exclaimed Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer in a joint announcement with Arcimoto.

The last time we wrote about Arcimoto, back in August, the Wahlburgers burger chain was poised to start using the company's Deliverators for deliveries in their Key West restaurant. This new pilot program is a big step up in terms of the company's presence in Florida.

“We believe Orlando’s use of our practical, ultra-efficient, small-footprint vehicles will serve as a model for other cities across the country that aim to aggressively electrify their fleets,” said Arcimoto President Mark Frohnmayer in a press release.

Don't be surprised if you see these distinctive three-wheeled vehicles on metro Orlando streets sooner rather than later.

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