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Arcimoto Electric Vehicle Rental Center Opens In Eugene

  Eugene-based Arcimoto recently opened a rental program for it’s Fun Utility Vehicles or FUVs. Director of Communications Jonathan Miller shared why Arcimoto opened the rental center. 


“Most people have not driven an electric vehicle. Even more people have not driven a three-wheel vehicle,” he said. “It’s so different from anything else. It’s like driving your own little spaceship on the road.”

Eugene is the fourth city to have FUVs for rent. They can be reserved by the hour or day. And are available to anyone 18 and older. 

The open sides and panoramic roof make it easy to see everything. Two cross-body seat belts help center passengers in the vehicle. The vehicle can also reach speeds up to 75 miles per hour and can go roughly 100 city miles before needing a charge.

Miller sees the rental shop as a step towards a more environmentally sustainable future.

“We really believe Eugene has the potential to be a green tech capital of the Pacific Northwest,” said Miller. “And lead the way on a host of issues, including sustainable transportation.”


More information about the rental program can be found here.


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Melorie Begay is a multimedia journalist for KLCC News. She was the Inaugural KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She has a bachelors in Multimedia Journalism from the University of New Mexico. She previously interned at KUNM public radio in Albuquerque, NM and served as a fellow for the online news publication New Mexico In Depth.
Aubrey Bulkeley joined KLCC in January 2019. She co-created FLUX podcast, a three-part series to accompany award-winning UO School of Journalism and Communication publication, FLUX Magazine. Bulkeley finished her Master's degree in Journalism at the University of Oregon in June 2019.
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