The Arcimoto FUV is now delivering to customers on the West Coast, and available to preorder throughout the United States, as well as internationally. Below you will find the answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you didn’t see your question, please email us anytime at email@example.com.
Safety & Regulation
Purchasing the FUV
Maintenance & Ownership
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Test drives at our Arcimoto campus in Eugene, Oregon are temporarily on hold due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. To inquire about test drives at Arcimoto, please contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the FUV is a motorcycle-class vehicle, it feels very different to drive than a motorcycle. The FUV is stable and balanced – the driver does not need to countersteer like with a motorcycle. The vehicle is highly responsive, and a common response from drivers and passengers alike is that the instant torque is really fun and thrilling. The controls are very simple and intuitive. Additionally, because of the extremely quiet ride and parabolic roof design, it’s easy for driver and passenger to carry on a conversation.
This design change was a eureka moment for Arcimoto founder Mark Frohnmayer that created a chain reaction of upgrades to the design. The transition from a steering wheel to handlebars significantly reduced the weight (by 700 lbs.) and product complexity, while improving battery performance, ease of entering and exiting the vehicle, and ride quality, ultimately giving it a sportier feel. Swapping the steering wheel for handlebars also shortened the length of the vehicle, which not only makes the FUV easier to park in tight spaces, but also creates more seating room.
The FUV has three methods of braking: a hydraulic brake pedal, a regen trigger, and an electronic parking brake.
The hydraulic brake pedal is locate 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 regen trigger is attached to the right handlebar, and functions much like a motorcycle hand brake, to control speed and come to a gradual stop. It also has the benefit of charging the battery by recovering the kinetic energy of the vehicle. However, the regen trigger will not operate when the motor is not turning, so it won’t hold the vehicle in place at a complete stop.
The foot-brake pedal and the regen trigger can be used together while driving the FUV to more rapidly slow down the vehicle.
The parking brake is used when the driver ends their drive and parks the vehicle. It will hold the vehicle in the stopped position and on an incline.
The FUV enclosures are add-on features and can be easily attached or detached to the vehicle. There will be two enclosure styles: soft-shell and hard-shell. We look forward to sharing a vehicle configurator to customize your vehicle in the near future. In the meantime, please review our target specifications.
Our goal is to create the safest motorcycle-class vehicle on the road. Arcimoto has demonstrated that the FUV meets the performance requirements of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for a motorcycle. Learn more on our Safety Page.
Motorcycle helmets and a motorcycle license or endorsement may be required in your area for legal operation of the FUV. Follow the laws of your state.
Individual state helmet regulations for two-wheeled motorcycles can be found here.
No. We recommend that only children who are large enough and old enough to no longer require either booster seats or car seats ride in the FUV. Here are the recommended guidelines*:
The child sits all the way back against the FUV seat back.
The child’s knees bend comfortably at the edge of the seat, and their feet reach the floorboards.
The lap belt naturally rests below the child’s belly, touching the top of their thighs.
Both shoulder belts are centered across the child’s shoulders and chest.
The child is able to stay seated like this for the entire planned trip.