You are invited to attend our EAASV monthly meeting on Saturday November 19th at 1 PM.
The interim CEO of Arcimoto will give us a presentation and answer our questions afterward.
Here is the Zoom link (you must register in advance):
Did any of you get a test drive of the Arcimoto FUV (Fun Utility Vehicle) in San Jose last week?
If you missed it, you can tune in to our meeting and see why this EV makes a lot of sense in today’s environment. When I went to the test drive registration page, the San Jose location was no longer available.
Long time EAASV member Doug Brentlinger contacted me and suggested trying the location in Walnut Creek.
It turned out that we were able to reserve a time slot at that location.
Arcimoto had two FUVs available there for test drives, so I got the one with doors and Doug took the one without the doors.
See the attached photos.
We both sat in the back seat of our FUVs while the Arcimoto employees drove us to the half-way point on the test drive route.
Then we switched places and got to drive back to the starting point.
Doug and I both had a lot of fun driving back and the vehicles truly live up to their name.
These 3 wheelers were easy to drive and the learning curve took less than 5 minutes.
The controls were very intuitive and the display was very well laid out.
You get all the benefits of a motorcycle without needing a helmet and because it has three wheels, there is no worry about falling over or having to put your foot down when stopped at traffic lights or stop signs. You can even drive it in the carpool lane on the freeway without needing the HOV stickers.
There are also some “warm” features like heated handlebar grips, a dashboard and a windshield. The rear storage compartment will hold groceries, etc. and they have other models that are specifically designed for delivery applications. Learn more at our meeting.