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  FUV hits Orlando
Posted by: dmapes - 11-14-2018, 07:59 AM - Forum: Photos and Videos - Replies (13)

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Finally got to experience it. 

Chatting with representatives while waiting...
Their goal is to leverage rental locations in Orlando and other major city's as shipping and maintenance locations. 
Everybody not living in Eugene will need support and delivery options so anyone leaving the queue in front of us will be opening up mfg slots for the rental locations.
I'm assured that nobody is getting bumped.
But this also means I'm moving another round of $$$ saved for the FUV to my mortgage.
Symbiotic really so its a win-win all the way around from my perspective.
Time only makes this better.

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  Good news, Oregon purchasers! DEQ trying to include in incentive!
Posted by: CharonPDX - 11-13-2018, 08:03 PM - Forum: Purchase and Delivery - Replies (1)

I recently emailed the contact at the DEQ for the Oregon Clean Vehicle Program, and she pointed me to an update the DEQ is trying to get done that would include 3-wheel EVs!  The way the law is written, only 4-wheel cars and 2-wheel motorcycles qualify. 

But - a proposed rule change is open for comments right now to include 3-wheelers in the same category as 4-wheelers (so if it has at least a 10 kWh battery pack, it would get the full $2500 rebate!)

https://www.oregon.gov/deq/Regulations/r...e2019.aspx 

Quote:DEQ is proposing to amend the zero-emission vehicle rebate program by changing the definitions in OAR 340-270-0030 for rebate-eligible light duty zero emission vehicles and plug in hybrid electric vehicles to include vehicles with at least three wheels. Currently light duty zero emission vehicles and plug in hybrid electric vehicles are defined as vehicles with at least four wheels. The proposed change would broaden the range of eligible vehicles to include those with three wheels.

I encourage anyone in Oregon to submit a comment in support, as well: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/Regulations/r...e2019.aspx (There are currently 5 comments - 4 in favor, and one opposed. Plus two "test comments".)

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  Facebook Forum Stress
Posted by: AnimalCage - 11-13-2018, 06:25 PM - Forum: General FUV Discussion - Replies (6)

This past week, I've found myself responding negatively to all the trolling and negative comments on the posts.  Its a great resource, so much good information, and reaches so many people...  but...  the trolls are getting to me.  I'm not one to shoot my mouth off, but when someone makes it personal, I don't back down either.  I found myself coming back here to find peace and cordial discussion.  

Thanks to Kepesk for keeping this forum going.

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  Q3 2018 Financial Results Webcast Friday
Posted by: Kepesk - 11-12-2018, 06:22 PM - Forum: Arcimoto Company and Stock - Replies (4)

The Q3 financial results webcast has been delayed till Friday.  Here's the new details:

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time)
Webcast: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U9P6...1ibD0-F1kg

The last two webcasts have started with the first look at the quarterly update video, so I for one am excited for this one.

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  Mobile Registration Bug
Posted by: Kepesk - 11-05-2018, 07:03 PM - Forum: Site News and Updates - No Replies

I have just discovered and fixed a bug that prevented some people from registering new accounts while using mobile devices (phones and tablets).

Apologies if you have experienced this issue; you should now be able to register normally.

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  Experience Center Before and After
Posted by: Kepesk - 11-05-2018, 06:29 PM - Forum: Photos and Videos - No Replies

Here's a fun comparison: the Prototype Museum vs. the Eugene Experience Center, taken in the same room from almost the same position and angle.


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  Circa Video
Posted by: Kepesk - 11-02-2018, 02:14 PM - Forum: Photos and Videos - No Replies

Pretty cool article and video review here:

https://www.circa.com/story/2018/11/01/b...e-your-car

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  FUV Rental Review!
Posted by: Kepesk - 10-31-2018, 06:58 PM - Forum: General FUV Discussion - Replies (9)

I took notes, I took photos, I took video, so here's my writeup!

1. Experience Center
The Eugene Experience Center is a one-room location with two big overhead doors across the street from Arcimoto's original design studio.  It used to serve as their prototype museum, but they have really spruced it up since then:

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I was quite excited to get the yellow and green Beta FUV that they've named The Duck, as I'm a pretty big Oregon Ducks fan who also runs a duck-themed business.  They took me out on a test-drive-style refresher (good to have; I don't use handlebars often), and then I was out on my own.  I went back to my car (just down the street) to grab some things I needed for the day, only to discover that two more FUVs had parked behind my old beat-up Neon while I was inside.  That was a treat.


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2. The Drive
I put a little video together with some highlights:





It. Was. A. Blast.  Test drives are one thing, but there's nothing like getting to take one where you want, when you want.  I took it to work for the morning, then I visited my wife for lunch.  I also snapped a photo that shows how much higher the FUV is than a lot of sedans.  Very visible!

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It was a very rainy day (and of course the doors aren't finished yet), but I came prepared: rain jacket, ski pants, and all my stuff in waterproof containers.  I really only needed that a few times; the enclosure keeps you quite dry except for your legs, unless the rain goes horizontal (which it did a couple times).
 
After lunch, I ran into a minor glitch.  The switch to engage the parking break was only working intermittently.  I called the number they gave me in case something went wrong, and they asked me to drive it in to the AMP.  The team there was super friendly, and when they couldn't find a quick fix, they sent me off with the orange signature series instead, along with a promise for a free second day rental for my trouble (which I call a win).

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After driving off, I went to see my mom and give her a test ride (she was thrilled despite not having ski pants), and then drove it back downtown to return it to the experience center.  It was an awesome day, and I'm looking forward to Day 2.


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3. The Comparison
Getting to drive a Beta and a Signature Series on the same day was very enlightening.  They were both fun as heck, but the Beta was a much smoother ride, it was (I think) just a bit quieter, and it had some parts that were obvious upgrades to fix minor issues (the regen lever on Orange had some paint wearing off, for example, where The Duck's lever didn't show any signs of wear at all).

Were there still some improvements that could be made?  Yeah.  The indicator lights on the front control panel weren't bright enough for example.  But these are all super minor details that I'm sure will be fixed by the time they get through the Pilot series and into full production.  And once doors are available, the "Utility" factor of the Fun Utility Vehicle will really come into play.

If you're in the Eugene area (or soon the San Diego area), I really recommend taking one of these bad boys out for a spin.  There's nothing like getting to drive one of these all day to experience how much fun they can be.

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  Experience Center News Report
Posted by: Kepesk - 10-30-2018, 04:01 PM - Forum: In the News - Replies (1)

Local news report on the experience center opening, with photos and video:

https://nbc16.com/news/local/arcimoto-se...-in-eugene

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  New Category Arrangement
Posted by: Kepesk - 10-28-2018, 07:29 PM - Forum: Site News and Updates - Replies (14)

Good afternoon!

I have been considering changing up the forum categories to make them a little more useful as more and more people start getting their hands on FUVs.  However, I don't want to do anything without running it past the other forum members, so please let me know what you think and throw in some suggestions, or let me know if the idea is terrible.  Here is what I'm thinking for the Arcimoto FUV section:

General FUV Discusion                 - Unchanged
In the News                                 - Unchanged
Events                                        - Formerly "FUV Events"
Photos and Video                        - Unchanged
Parts and Maintenance                 - Formerly "FUV Powertrain"
Upgrades and Options                 - Unchanged
Arcimoto Company and Stock     - Formerly "FUV Stock"
Production, and the AMP - Formerly "The AMP"
Purchase and Delivery                 - Merged categories "Delivery, Final Fees, and Incentives" and "Delivered FUVs"

I'm also considering taking the single topic in "Information and Resources" and just pinning it inside "General FUV Discussion" to eliminate that category.

What does everyone think?

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