Arcimoto: The Cutting-Edge in Electric-Powered Urban Transport
The Arcimoto Evergreen is the flagship FUV (Fun Utility Vehicle) from Arcimoto, an innovative electric vehicle company founded in 2007 and headquartered in Eugene, Oregon USA. On a mission to drive the global shift to sustainable transportation systems, Arcimoto is committed to developing revolutionary electric vehicle technologies and supporting new patterns of mobility, two efforts aimed at creating a synergy that raises the bar in terms of increasing environmental efficiency, reducing carbon footprint, and improving affordability in the realm of urban transport.
Designed and assembled 100% in America at Arcimoto’s state of the art manufacturing plant in Eugene’s historic Whiteaker neighborhood, the Arcimoto FUV is an affordable, practical, and thrilling pure electric vehicle meant for use by everyday commuters and as part of business fleets. Already featured at tourist destinations in Costa Rica, New Zealand, San Diego, and San Francisco, the FUV is now available in Key West as the perfect way for island visitors to get around.
Capability Meets Luxury in a Minimum Carbon Footprint
Each of the Arcimoto’s front wheels is powered by its own electric motor. Together, the motors deliver 81 horsepower and a potential top speed of 75 mph starting from a 7.5 second 0-60 acceleration that is thrilling for driver and passenger alike. This is more than enough zoom for the tight streets of Key West, and most of the FUVs in the Arcimoto Key West fleet are governed to a top speed of 30 mph for safety and to comply with Florida licensing regulations. However, visitors who have a motorcycle driver’s license are eligible to rent an ungoverned FUV and enjoy trying out the full potential of one of the fastest all-electric vehicles currently on the road.
Battery range will vary with speed and driving style, including the distance traveled at top speed and the driver’s use of the hand-operated regen trigger/brake that sends charge back to the batteries. In normal city operating conditions, the FUV battery will easily provide a full day of travel around Key West. For multi-day rentals, FUV drivers who have access to a 110v outlet can use the FUV’s 110-volt charging adapter cable. Your FUV may also be returned to the Hub on Stock Island for overnight 220v charging, or you can simply exchange it for a fully charged vehicle.
The Arcimoto FUV offers all the comfort and convenience you need for fun-filled days exploring America’s Caribbean paradise:
- Stay protected from sun and showers with a windshield (with wiper) and an overhead roof cover.
- Pack your goodies in the lockable rear storage trunk – it carries up to 30 pounds of souvenirs, snorkel gear, and picnic supplies.
- Crank up a tropical sound track on the Bluetooth-compatible sound system.
- Take advantage of the magnetic cup holder and phone mount.
- Point out the sights along the way and decide where to stop for lunch – the Arcimoto is nearly silent, making it easy for driver and passenger to communicate.
- Enjoy it all knowing you are keeping Key West clean and green with the emission-free, all-electric Arcimoto FUV.
Safe and Exciting Sightseeing
Many visitors consider a Key West scooter rental when exploring island transportation options, but the Arcimoto FUV is a much safer and more user-friendly alternative. The FUV meets all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for a motorcycle, but driving an FUV is far less risky than taking to the streets of Key West aboard a two-wheeled vehicle.
The Arcimoto protects driver and passenger with a full roll and impact cage, and the FUV has been tested to meet rigorous requirements for roof crush strength and front/side impact resistance. The front of the vehicle features impact energy absorption zones, and the rear wheel acts as an extended air-filled bumper. High-back bucket seats cradle the driver and passenger in supportive comfort while dual shoulder and lap belts on each seat provide a criss-cross harness restraint for complete security. Finally, the excellent visibility and agility offered by the FUV help prevent accidents from ever happening in the first place.
Responsive acceleration makes the FUV safe to drive in busy traffic, and the vehicle is very stable and well-balanced when on the move. With the weight of the battery compartment centered at the lowest point on the vehicle, the center of gravity is kept low so the FUV is almost impossible to tip over. The reverse trike design moves the center of mass toward the two front wheels during deceleration and braking, and keeps the center of mass within the triangle formed by the wheels during high-speed maneuvering such as evasive actions in traffic. The stability of the FUV actually increases in situations where a motorcycle or scooter loses stability.
As Fun as a Motorcycle but Much Easier to Drive
The Arcimoto FUV is a motorcycle-class vehicle, and like a motorcycle, it is highly maneuverable and responsive to the throttle. But the FUV drives very differently than a motorcycle. The FUV cannot tip over, and unlike riding a motorcycle, the driver and passenger do not need to lean and countersteer the FUV when cornering. The FUV’s braking distance is much shorter than a motorcycle’s, and emergency braking does not pose the danger it does on a two-wheeler.
Handlebars make steering the FUV effortless, and the controls are simple and intuitive. A right-hand throttle controls acceleration and deceleration, and a floor-mounted brake pedal operates hydraulic disc brakes just like in a car. A left-hand regen trigger lever lets the driver turn the vehicle’s inertia into battery charge while also helping to slow the FUV. An automatic transmission with reverse combines with a tight 40-degree turning radius to make maneuvering and parking the FUV a breeze.
Overall, an FUV is no comparison to a bicycle, scooter, or motorcycle when it comes to safe and easy cruising and sightseeing. Any experienced two-wheeler rider will tell you that 110% alertness and attention are advisable at all times on these vehicles. This is not a formula for relaxing sightseeing. The FUV is as simple to operate as a golf cart and other than being 21 years of age, no special licensing, helmets, or other requirements are needed to rent an FUV from Arcimoto Key West.
Join Arcimoto Key West: Be an Early Adopter
Arcimoto Key West is pioneering a green new era in Key West visitor transportation and shaking up the world of Key West electric car rentals with the introduction of the Arcimoto Evergreen – the world’s first electric-powered FUV. We are the fourth location in the USA where Arcimoto rentals are available, and are very proud to be the first official Arcimoto rental franchise and a direct partner with the innovative all-American electric vehicle company.
Drop by our FUV Hub in the Stock Island Marina Village to take a look at the future in sustainable urban transportation. Better yet, use our secure online reservation system to book an FUV and take it out for a spin. Competitive rental rates of $75.00 for the first hour and $100.00 for each additional day with insurance included make the FUV an island transportation bargain. And at Arcimoto Key West, we welcome our local neighbors and honor our military service personnel and first responders with a 10% discount.
Join the revolution – Take to the streets of Key West with the island’s newest, coolest electric ride: The Arcimoto FUV!
Key West FUV
Tandem bucket seats provide padded comfort and full back support, with dual lap- and shoulder-belt sets that criss-cross the chest much like a professional racing harness.
STOW AND GO
A roomy and lockable rear storage bin holds up to 30 pounds of cargo and takes up no rider space in the vehicle.
The weight of the battery compartment is centered and at the lowest point on the vehicle, keeping the center of gravity low so the FUV is almost impossible to tip over.
EASY TO RIDE
Anyone can operate an FUV immediately and as easily as a golf cart. The controls are very simple and intuitive – a twist throttle, a hand brake lever, and a floor brake pedal just like in a car.
The Arcimoto FUV is 100% electric-powered and completely emission-free for clean, environmentally-friendly transport.
A reverse gear and 40-degree turning radius make an FUV far easier to park than a car, and wide-open visibility greatly reduces the difficulty of backing or paralleling into a space.