Arcimoto is expanding its lineup with the introduction of a new Modular Utility Vehicle (MUV). It is a versatile and customizable electric utility vehicle (EUV) built on the same foundation as Arcimoto’s Fun Utility Vehicles (FUV). The MUV is designed for industrial and commercial customers and thus can serve as a work-oriented vehicle. With a maximum range of 102 miles Arcimoto’s new electric utility vehicle has the capacity to carry 500 lbs. This 3-wheeled vehicle can be easily maneuvered in tight spaces and highway usability.
It comes with the possibility of additional accessories to make the most of it. With top speed of 75 mph, this MUV is an appealing solution for industrial and urban mobility needs that combines performance, functionality, and affordability.
Arcimoto is famous for its Fun Utility Vehicles (FUV) which are 3-wheeled fun mobility vehicles. Now the company is into a work-oriented version of their vehicles, named the new Arcimoto Modular Utility Vehicles (MUV). The Arcimoto MUV is a modular vehicle designed for various industries and applications. It is built on the same foundation as the FUV and can be customized with different bed configurations.
According to the company, the MUV is, “a workhorse for daily indoor and outdoor use for industrial mobility customers who need to move goods, materials, supplies and equipment reliably, quietly and sustainably.”
CEO Chris Dawson expanded on the new vehicle, “The utility vehicle market represents a tremendous opportunity for Arcimoto and our new MUV underscores the company’s growth in the urban and industrial mobility segment.
Our customers are seeking highly versatile electric vehicles that are quiet, packed with performance and are reliable for their daily round-the-clock needs, and we are delivering that today to customers who require sustainable and cost-effective utility vehicles to get the job done right. They also value the optionality to make the vehicles their own, depending on their needs, with interchangeable options and add-ons.”
This small vehicle can carry 500 lbs. and maneuver easily even in tight spaces. This single-seat vehicle has dual-motor front-wheel drive, and a maximum range of 102 miles (164 km) at city speeds.
The Arcimoto MUV offers level 1, and level 2 charging options for recharging. Production of the vehicle is done at the 250,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Eugene, Oregon in the United States.
The Arcimoto MUV has a top speed of 75 mph, which is the same as the FUV and allows for highway use. The key to the 3-wheeled vehicle is its modular design that offers interchangeable configurations for supporting medium to light-duty load capacities.
Customers can use their items to accessorize the vehicle or can choose from the growing list of MUV accessories like custom or basic vinyl wraps for brand exposure, seat options, seatback organizer, west coast half doors.
For secure storage and to allow maximum carrying capacity for different commercial transportation uses, the configuration in this modular utility vehicle’s rear cargo includes:
- Cargo Package: an enclosed box; Loadspace Dimensions L 33.5″ (85.09 cm); W 40.1″ (101.85 cm); Deck H 29″ (73.66 cm); Volume 25 cu. ft.; Carry Weight *240lbs (108.86 kg)
- Carrier Package: an open flatbed; Loadspace Dimensions W 33.5″ (85.25 cm); L 40.1″ (102.1 cm); Deck H 28″ (71.12 cm); Volume 1343.35 in2; Carry Weight *300lbs (136.07 kg)
- Utility Package: a more traditional pickup bed; Loadspace Dimensions W 31.9″ (81.25 cm); L 39.2″ (99.81 cm); Deck H 28″ (71.12 cm); Volume 1250.48 in2; Carry Weight *300lbs (136.07 kg)
This new utility vehicle is available now, and its base Carrier Package will cost around US $23,500. Utility Package will be equipped at $299, or you can add-up the Cargo Package for an additional $1,500 or both for more flexibility. The MUV costs more than the Arcimoto FUV which is $19,000, but it provides more cargo space and payload capacity, making it more suitable for commercial customers.
Arcimoto’s new electric utility vehicle is reasonably priced when compared to other utility vehicles driven on US streets. Electric mini-truck manufacturer AYRO has revealed the starting price for its utility vehicle.
The price tag for the LSV, which has a top speed of 25 mph, is set at $33,900. In most states, it’s classified as a motorcycle or autocycle in a few, and it can go faster than LSVs. However, it’s still easier to make roadworthy compared to regular cars and trucks.
Weight and Measures of MUV
- Ground Clearance 5.5” (14 cm) unladen
- GVWR 1800 lbs (817 kg)
- Max Height 65” (165.1 cm)
- Overall Length 113” (287 cm)
- Overall Width 61” (155 cm)
- Track Width 56.5” (143.5 cm)
- Wheelbase 80” (203.2 cm)
Performance and Features of MUV
- Battery Capacity 18.1 kWh
- Battery System Lithium-Ion (NMC)
- Brakes Hydraulic with Regenerative Assist
- Charging Protocol J1772
- Direction Forward & Reverse w/40-Degree Turning
- Integrated Charger 120V (Level 1) & 240V (Level 2) Auto-Switching
- Power 77 bhp (throttled)
- Seat Belts Dual Shoulder/Lap Belts on both seats
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Arcimoto’s Vision and Mission
EVs are the future, and it no longer makes sense that a single person is driving a 7-seater SUV to get to work every day. The future is about 1 or 2-seater electric vehicles to enjoy maximum efficiency.
According to the company, in the future, we will have easy access to ride-hailing services that offer many small shared vehicles whenever we need transportation. This service will make transportation cheaper, decrease traffic and pollution, and open up more parking spots for local communities.
Over a million deaths happen annually in traffic accidents, with human error being present in over 90 percent of them. Arcimoto vehicles will have advanced technology, including self-driving and networked capabilities. With global adoption, these technologies could eliminate traffic, increase productivity and leisure time, and save millions of lives.
The company aims to construct Arcimoto Manufacturing Plants worldwide to produce affordable Arcimoto vehicles that cater to local markets. Building more green technology locally will bring many benefits such as creating new jobs, helping the economy, and reducing both pollution and shipping costs.