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In Arcimoto’s last quarterly call, Mark outlined the two testing hurdles the Company needed to clear in order to certify compliance for the Arcimoto FUV: final sled verification of the frame and dual-harness passenger restraints, as well as final light testing according to the FMVSS 108 lighting standard. We are pleased to report that these two remaining hurdles have been surmounted.
These tests conclude a rigorous curriculum implemented over the last ten months. Because the FUV contains equipment not present on most motorcycles, such as seat belts and an upper frame assembly, due care necessitated additional testing above and beyond what is typical for motorcycles on the road today. Some highlights of our testing work:
- Salt-spray resistance – Completed
- Electrical reliability – Completed
- EMC – Pass
- CISPR – Pass
- Lighting system – Pass
- Motorcycle brake system – Pass
- EPA range – Completed
- Sled-test battery integrity and G-sensor disconnect – Pass
- Battery integrity side pole impact – Pass
- Seat belt anchorages pull – Pass
- Roof crush resistance – Pass
- Sled-test structure and seat belts – Pass
Arcimoto’s Regulatory Compliance team is now collecting final test reports from our laboratory partners, and completing final FMVSS certification documentation. Please stay tuned for our official production and delivery announcement.
Thank you for your patience and support. The Summer of FUV is finally here.
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