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  New Elio Funding
Posted by: DiscjockeyDale - 04-24-2018, 09:41 PM - Forum: Off Topic Discussion - Hot Topic - No Replies

http://linkvat.com/backroom/showthread.p...272#pid272

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  Transportation Game Changer
Posted by: Kepesk - 04-24-2018, 02:49 PM - Forum: In the News - Replies (21)

Local magazine article:

https://eugenemagazine.com/feature-stori...e-changer/

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  FUV Trailers
Posted by: PAX - 04-23-2018, 10:32 PM - Forum: General FUV Discussion - Replies (11)

Made a new thread:

(04-23-2018, 05:38 AM)Rickb Wrote: Would the 85# single wheel Eaglemate tow behind the FUV?  Open or enclosed, just like the FUV.  
https://www.eaglematetrailers.com/

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fmQs19sTdbg

Interesting, I thought of a one wheel earlier today and searched it and found a number of options.. What I think would work good with the FUV is a swivel wheel one made with aluminum frame (epoxied and bolted). Frame would be   two arms from swivel bearing support  to a cross bar in front of rear wheels with a trailer hitch type of connection.   I think I can build one that weighs less than 50# with out container box.  I will build several sizes of boxesthat can be switched easily - the biggest should not weigh more than 30#..  Foam and CF is very light weight and strong!

Similar but too big:
https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3101/280...b180_z.jpg   this is bigger than I am thinking

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  Houston, We Have Assembly!
Posted by: jimball - 04-20-2018, 04:25 AM - Forum: General FUV Discussion - Replies (37)

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Arcimoto says there are six FUVs in the picture, but I can't find #6.

Admin edit: Click on the thumbnail to view the full image.

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  Orange Test Drive
Posted by: Kepesk - 04-19-2018, 05:15 AM - Forum: General FUV Discussion - Replies (17)

I got to drive the orange FUV around today, and let me tell you, it was awesome!

After Eric let me take a peek at the factory, we took Orange for about a 20 minute spin around town, mostly side streets. The handling was super slick and they managed to make this FUV even quieter than the Alphas were after they got upgrades. It was impressive! We started off driving past the old shop and then onto one of the city's main streets. I got it up to about 35 in decently heavy traffic. And wow, having to cross three lanes in that traffic in the company's shiny new Signature Series vehicle was a LITTLE terrifying, but I pulled it off.

We swing by my father-in-law's work because he wanted to see it, but he was busy and couldn't cone out. Then we got back on the main road, and a traffic light changed unexpectedly causing me to break very quickly. I managed to do it ALL with the regent break, which was awesome. It still cannot hold you on a hill, but otherwise the regent break seems to be just as good as the hydraulic break now.

Then we went up the cross street nearest the AMP. That street is a MESS; I don't think it has been maintained in decades. Potholes the size of Delaware, several railroad crossings where the pavement is just crumbling between the tracks, the works. The FUV is a small lightweight vehicle so you're going to feel it in that situation, but it was no worse than driving that road in my sedan, which is pretty impressive.

A few other things I noticed/found out:

1. The orange color was chosen intentionally to be flashy because this is one of their marketing vehicles and they want it to be noticed. Mission accomplished! The next marketing vehicle is a similarly bright blue (it's the one in the background of the news segment that was posted a couple weeks ago).
2. The heated seats work and kept my butt very warm. The heated grips do not work, but ONLY because they haven't had a chance to install them since the FUV got back from New York a couple days ago.
3. The new seats (even newer than the ones on the black Alpha) look like they belong on a spaceship and they're super cozy.
4. Orange has the full 20KWh battery pack. They still have some improvements to make before it's finalized but they're getting closer.
5. The fold-down seat and pull-out power cable will likely be options rather than standard (and Orange does not have either of those)
6. Orange does have power steering! It's still a LITTLE stiff when it's stopped or when you're just starting off, but you don't have to wrestle the handlebars like the Alphas, and they're still working on fine tuning it to improve that situation further.
7. The regent break (like on the Alphas) does easily bring the vehicle to a full stop, but does not hold it there if you're on a hill.

Also, I got a little peek at yours, Rod. It looks like it's coming along nicely (as I'm sure you're aware). Big Grin

They're making these things better by the week. I'm super duper excited to get mine!

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  Sunday Chat 04-22-18
Posted by: DiscjockeyDale - 04-15-2018, 10:18 PM - Forum: Site News and Updates - No Replies

A reminder that this week's EV3 Backroom chat is scheduled for 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific Sunday 04-22-18.

It's an open chat and everyone is welcome. http://EV3Backroom.com

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  A Wallet's Perspective
Posted by: DiscjockeyDale - 04-15-2018, 09:33 AM - Forum: Off Topic Discussion - Hot Topic - No Replies

http://linkvat.com/backroom/showthread.p...258#pid258

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  Out On The Town
Posted by: DiscjockeyDale - 04-12-2018, 09:01 PM - Forum: Photos and Videos - Replies (35)

danigone  Arcimotos at the Cherry Blossoms, driving around the tidal basin.

When you look as good as your ride does...


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  Insurance
Posted by: DiscjockeyDale - 04-11-2018, 07:44 PM - Forum: Delivery, Final Fees and Incentives - No Replies

From The Arcimoto SRK "FUV" Club


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  Pew pew pew
Posted by: Kepesk - 04-11-2018, 02:55 PM - Forum: Photos and Videos - Replies (1)

Pew... paperwork pew pew!


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