The Arcimoto FUV is now delivering to customers in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, and Washington D.C., with more states coming soon. You can view the Arcimoto State Guidelines for our open states here. Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you didn’t see your question, please email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Arcimoto went public in 2017 and is listed under the ticker symbol “FUV” on Nasdaq. To invest in Arcimoto, please contact your broker.
We are delivering the FUV to customers in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, and Washington D.C.. A new reservation placed today in these states is anticipated to be completed by the first quarter of 2024. Please inquire with your sales representative for a more accurate timeline for your order.
We plan to expand our delivery network as we build our service teams in new states. Delivery times will vary based on preorder number and vehicle configuration. We will be in touch with pre-order customers in upcoming states as soon as we are ready to begin taking reservations.
Yes! To book a test drive in Eugene, OR or at Arcimoto San Diego, please email email@example.com.
By signing up for our newsletter, we will automatically let you know when Arcimoto will be in your area with FUVs to test drive.
The Arcimoto Manufacturing Plant and campus are located at 2175 West 2nd. Avenue in Eugene, Oregon.
I currently live outside of your delivery area. Can I pick up my vehicle at the factory and bring it home?
Not at this time. As soon as we are ready to open your area for delivery, we will contact you to complete your vehicle reservation.
At this time, Arcimoto is looking into rental, or “rentail,” partnerships rather than the traditional dealership model. If you’re interested in partnering with Arcimoto for franchise opportunities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are continuously working to establish a list of approved lenders, who are familiar with the Arcimoto line of vehicles and prepared to offer financing to select individuals. If you are unable to establish financing with one of those lenders, we suggest contacting your favorite local financial institution or credit union.
We are currently delivering within the U.S. at this time. We do not yet have hard dates for when Arcimoto vehicles will be available internationally. We recommend you sign up for our newsletter for updates on when Arcimoto vehicles will be available in your area.
Yes, our vehicles are freeway ready.
Yes. If your reservation is cancelled more than 24 hours before your pick-up time you will receive a full refund. If you cancel in less than 24 hours before your reservation time you will receive a 50% refund.
No-show’s will forfeit their rental costs.
Contact the rental office you reserved your FUV at.
A state issued drivers license is required when renting at an Arcimoto location.
Yes, some of our locations have dedicated customer parking. See your rental location specific FAQ for more details.
Most of our rental fleet is less than 1 year old.
There will be a $25 charge for the initial 30 minutes late and $25 dollars for each additional 30 minute period after.
You can call your local Arcimoto rental center and leave a message.
Most rental locations have a 30 mile radius that renters must stay within. Daily mileage limits do not apply.
Credit and debit cards are both accepted.
Additional collision insurance is available at an additional cost.
After hour returns are not allowed and will incur late charges.
You can pick up your FUV at the rental location or partner location that you booked through.
Call the rental location that you booked through to cancel.
To cancel your reservation please contact your rental office. If you wish to cancel your vehicle reservation more than 24 hours prior to the scheduled pickup time and date we will refund your rental charges in full.
If you wish to cancel your vehicle reservation less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled pickup time and date we will refund 50% of the total rental charges. If you would like to change your pickup time, please call your rental office to verify availability. If there is a vehicle available for the time you would like to switch to there will be no charge. If there is no vehicle available you will need to cancel your reservation and
book a new reservation.
The vehicle is rated for 500 lbs. total and uses standard length seatbelts that may not fit all people.
Any driver or passenger must be able to put their feet flat on the floorboard while sitting in the seat.
Yes, vehicle retrieval fees will apply.
We do not offer mobile charging at this time.
Recovery fees will apply if the vehicle has to be retrieved by our service team.
As a general rule of thumb, once you are half way through the battery life that you left with, it is time to head back.
Public charging is allowed but only with either a level 1 or level 2 charger. Fast charging can cause damage to the vehicle.
The Fun Utility Vehicle is an ultra-efficient, three-wheeled electric vehicle designed for everyday driving. It features comfortable seating for two, a top speed of 75 MPH, and a range of 102 city miles per charge. It features a stable driving platform, and, unlike two-wheel motorcycles, requires no balance or leaning to operate. With just a brief familiarization with the simple motorcycle controls, anyone can drive the FUV with ease.
Currently, all three-wheel vehicles, including the FUV, are classified as motorcycles. Depending on your state’s laws, motorcycle helmets and a motorcycle license or endorsement may be required.
By demonstrating how simple it is to operate Arcimoto vehicles, we are working with legislators around the country to create exemptions for helmet and license requirements. We’d love your help. Contact your representatives and tell them you would like to see the FUV exempted from motorcycle helmet and license requirements.
The FUV is a thrilling ride unlike any other vehicle on the market today. The FUV is designed to be a simple, joyful driving experience that is easy to learn. Built on the three-wheel Arcimoto platform, the FUV is stable and balanced, and the controls are simple and intuitive. The FUV’s top speed is 75 mph, and it has a range of 102 miles under city driving conditions. Driving at a high speed for an extended period will affect the range.
Additionally, because of the quiet ride and curved roof design, it’s easy for the driver and a passenger to carry on a conversation. With the inclusive roof and windshield, you are protected from the elements. With its open configuration, you are more connected to the road.
The FUV features two braking systems: a hydraulic brake pedal and a parking brake.
The hydraulic brake pedal is located on the driver’s right side, and is used just like a traditional foot brake found in cars – to slow the vehicle or hold a complete stop.
The parking brake will hold your vehicle at a complete stop when parked on flat ground and an incline.
The FUV also features an energy recovery system: KERS-RBS, or “Regen” for short. Regen enables the FUV to capture energy back into the battery, by slowing the motion of the vehicle at higher speeds. As long as the vehicle is moving quickly, the rapidly rotating motors are able to generate electricity for storage and reuse later. However, regen cannot bring the vehicle to a complete stop, nor can it hold the vehicle at a complete stop.
Regen is activated by a trigger attached to the right handlebar. When activated, Regen will slow your vehicle while recharging the battery by recovering the kinetic energy of the vehicle. However, Regen will not operate when the motor is not turning, so it won’t hold the vehicle at a complete stop. The hydraulic brake pedal and Regen can be used together to more rapidly slow the vehicle.
Full enclosures are in development for future Arcimoto models. In the very near future, the FUV can be outfitted with “West Coast Doors,” hard plastic half doors which can be easily removed and re-installed as desired. We do not yet have a timeline on when fully-enclosed models will be available.
Arcimoto vehicles come equipped with heated seats and grips. At this time, heating and air conditioning are not available. We do plan on offering these as options for future, fully enclosed models.
Arcimoto vehicles have demonstrated strong performance in snow when driving on plowed roads. The vehicle’s low center of gravity and forward-weighted body increases stability. We do not recommend driving in deep snow or on unplowed roads.
Motorcycle helmets and motorcycle endorsements/ licenses may be required in your area for legal operation of this vehicle. In some U.S. States, regulations define an “Enclosed Cab” as a partially or completely enclosed seating area for the driver and passenger that is certified by the manufacturer as meeting the standards prescribed under 49 CFR 571.216a. When meeting this definition, such regulations provide exemptions for qualified persons to operate or ride upon this three-wheeled motorcycle without (i) wearing upon his or her head a motorcycle helmet, and/or (ii) holding a motorcycle endorsement or motorcycle license. Multiple U.S. States on the date of manufacture may already have such regulations.
Check your local requirements for details. Follow the laws of your State.
Seat belts are always required for operation and riding in the FUV. Our seat belt manufacturer has provided the following restrictions for use of our seat belt system:
- Never use the seat belt system for children under the age of 12 years or to install an infant seat, child seat, or booster seat.
- Never use the seat belt system for persons who weigh less than 88 pounds or those who are less than 4’11” tall, regardless of age.
The FUV is currently recognized as insurable by several major insurance carriers, including Progressive, Allstate, State Farm, and American Family. We are working on adding other major insurance carriers. We recommend you contact your local agent or Agoff Insurance Solutions.
The FUV’s integrated charger can be connected to either a 110V household outlet or standard 220V household outlet, as well as any Level 1 or Level 2 charging station. When away from home, we recommend using an app like ChargePoint to find your nearest charging stations.
Using a Level 1 charging station or 110V outlet, the estimated time for a full charge from empty is at least 8 hours. Using a Level 2 charging station or 220V outlet, the estimated time is at least 4 hours. Charging at a high or low temperature will affect the charging time and charge retention.
The FUV supports standard Level 1 and Level 2 charging, available at 110v and 220v household outlets as well as public charging stations. For future models, we are exploring fast-charging options.
We don’t yet have the longitudinal data to make a definitive claim, but we are hopeful based on our pack design and data from the cell manufacturer that the li-ion batteries used in the FUV will last up to 8 years or more with normal vehicle usage, and still maintain more than 80% of their original charging capacity. Field testing and continuous improvements are ongoing, and we will provide more data as it is available.
Arcimoto is building its network of mobile service providers who can assist you when you need service or maintenance. The design of the FUV will make servicing a very straightforward process, and most replacement parts are off-the-shelf.
We’ve started to build our service network in initial cities, and will continue to expand as our production levels increase. Additionally, we have entered into a partnership with Road America to provide nationwide 24-hour roadside assistance to Arcimoto owners. More details will be provided as the service develops.
Yes it is. Arcimoto’s current product portfolio includes vehicles tailored for a broad range of end uses, including commercial/ industrial markets (delivery, emergency response, general utility), consumer markets (daily driving, recreational vehicles), and niche applications (landscaping, agriculture).
Leveraging a single platform, Arcimoto can maintain supply chain and operational simplicity – approximately 85% of the FUV manufacturing process and materials are uniform across vehicles.
Correct, the MUV integrates form and function to drastically reduce operating expenses and maintenance costs while helping to improve the bottom line. MUV can access areas that large trucks could never dream of.
The low center of gravity provides stability on the road and dual-motor front-wheel drive for enhanced traction and hill climb. Driver’s will love the comfortable seat and agile handling with a payload of up to 500lbs with a low deck height for loading/unloading.
Building our models from the base platform there will be similarities. It’s the loadspace that really differentiates this product. It’s large – at 25 cu ft, about the same storage as standard refrigerator – and square to accommodate a variety of item sizes. Moreover the large curbside door has been designed to allow full access to the load space. And at 28” load height users don’t have to lift items awkwardly or very far.
The Deliverator remains active in our model lineup. It is well suited for certain last-mile applications and as such the market continues to show demand for this type of configuration.
As with a lot of mini and micro mobility delivery solutions the cabin is open allowing quick ingress/egress. We do have a half door option for the product, but many of our commercial customers have commented that they could waste valuable time – as it stacks up over the day performing many deliveries. For other applications where in/out time is not as important the doors are good solution for additional storage or protection from the elements.
One (1) as it is easily re-configurable to suit the task of the day. Working with our customers we will continue to build out a specific accessory line-up (like Molle racks, tool & equipment holders, shelving and trays) for the MUV to further enhance the use cases for our customers.