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Arcimoto | The Everyday Electric ???

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Arcimoto | The Everyday Electric ???

Unread postby phaster » Mon 13 May 2019, 13:34:32

Arcimoto | The Everyday Electric
Pure electric. 75mph top speed. Up to 100 mile range. Open or enclosed. Bring a friend.
https://www.arcimoto.com

It's a Bird. It's a Tesla. No, it's an Arcimoto
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2 ... moto-video

personally like the concept

put a $100 deposit down on one (I just want a basic "urban" roundabout since I live pretty close to the urban core)

yeah I know the history of three wheel vehicles is spotty, but given their price target of 12k, and ever growing awareness of "climate change" I think this company might be onto something,...

any thoughts?
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Re: Arcimoto | The Everyday Electric ???

Unread postby Outcast_Searcher » Mon 13 May 2019, 15:05:37

phaster wrote:Arcimoto | The Everyday Electric
Pure electric. 75mph top speed. Up to 100 mile range. Open or enclosed. Bring a friend.
https://www.arcimoto.com

It's a Bird. It's a Tesla. No, it's an Arcimoto
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2 ... moto-video

personally like the concept

put a $100 deposit down on one (I just want a basic "urban" roundabout since I live pretty close to the urban core)

yeah I know the history of three wheel vehicles is spotty, but given their price target of 12k, and ever growing awareness of "climate change" I think this company might be onto something,...

any thoughts?

Until it is proven to be real, manufactured in quantity, conveniently and quickly serviced, reliable, durable, etc. -- why not just buy a GOOD used car for 12K? A small, efficient, sedan should fill the bill quite well, and many will still be reliable at roughly half the cost of your 12K, especially if you just want to run around in your neighborhood.

A good used Corolla or Civic with 100K miles but still plenty of life comes to mind as an example.

Oh, and bring 3 friends, groceries, etc. or even a load of building supplies from Home Depot, and get service easily at your neighborhood mechanic.

The reasons these gimmicks never catch on, IMO, is that in practical terms: economics, usability, etc. they just never can come CLOSE to what we already have. Simple, really.
Given the track record of the perma-doomer blogs, I wouldn't bet a fast crash doomer's money on their predictions.
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Re: Arcimoto | The Everyday Electric ???

Unread postby Plantagenet » Mon 13 May 2019, 15:17:09

No need for the cheap looking car frame and the tiny steering wheel.

Just get an electric scooter.

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Re: Arcimoto | The Everyday Electric ???

Unread postby Outcast_Searcher » Mon 13 May 2019, 15:25:11

Plantagenet wrote:No need for the cheap looking car frame and the tiny steering wheel.

Just get an electric scooter.

review-bmw-c-evolution-scooter-dancing-electrical-range

Cheers!

At nearly $14,000 (sheesh), it's still not exactly anything approaching decent value compared to a decent, efficient, reliable used car.

At least it's real, and could likely be fixed.

Certainly better than the fabled 3 wheeler what-if, but I still don't see the point for 95%+ of the population that wants and needs practicality.
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