Published on March 20th, 2019 | by Kyle Field0
Arcimoto Introduces A Custom-Built Electric Vehicle For Around-Town Deliveries
March 20th, 2019 by Kyle Field
Electric vehicle company Arcimoto has reshaped its two-seat Fun Utility Vehicle into a single-seat delivery vehicle, dubbed the Deliverator.
The prototype build of the new vehicle reveals just how intuitive the vehicle platform is, and makes great use of the solid electric vehicle drivetrain the company has spent years perfecting. It is not difficult to imagine the throngs of United States Postal Service cars, Domino’s deliver vehicles, Postmates, grocery delivery, and Uber Eats vehicles being replaced with fleets of these optimized electric delivery vehicles.
Several configurations of the Deliverator, which is just a ton of fun to say, are being developed in parallel as Arcimoto ramps up the new platform. The new configurations are expected to come to market with a target of 100 city miles of range per charge, a 75-mph top speed, 350-pound carrying capacity, and 20+ cubic feet of cargo space. That’s an impressive feature set that is sure to appeal to small, medium, and large businesses in the US and abroad.
“With the Deliverator, we set out to create a vehicle that would solve the problem of local and last-mile delivery, which has traditionally been dominated by big, expensive, polluting delivery trucks and vans that often block traffic and increase congestion in urban environments,” said Mark Frohnmayer, President and Founder of Arcimoto.
Urban electric delivery vehicles like the Deliverator are well suited to serve legacy and emerging delivery markets due to their unsurpassed efficiency at low speeds. The Deliverator’s low-profile footprint also makes for a great vehicle for dense cities, with a smaller parking footprint for improved logistics.
“The Deliverator’s nimble, small footprint can improve fulfillment and delivery times by allowing the operator to more easily move through traffic and find parking compared to a full-sized automobile,” Frohnmayer said. “With reduced fuel and maintenance costs, we believe the Deliverator will offer significant per-mile savings. For small business owners and corporate fleets alike, the Deliverator delivers.”
The Deliverator joins Arcimoto’s two-seat Fun Utility Vehicle and the Rapid Responder in what is a rapidly evolving electric vehicle company poised to make headway into numerous market segments. Starting at $19,900, the Deliverator is available for pre-order now from the company’s website, with production planned to kick off in 2020. Additional details around pricing, options, and additional specs will be announced in the coming months.