“It’s fully electric!” Mark Frohnmayer yells to the guy in the pickup truck idling next to us. It’s a sunny Friday afternoon on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, and Frohnmayer and I are the center of attention at this red light. Now there’s another guy in another pickup truck, on the other side of the first one, who also has questions about the vehicle we’re sitting in. “It’s electric,” Truck Guy #1 tells him, before turning back to look at us some more.
Sales start in the new year. In the first half of 2019, Arcimoto is aiming to sell about 185 vehicles.
While final pricing remains TBD, Frohnmayer wants to get the FUV's base price to about $11,500. With options (like doors, a transparent roof, and that bigger battery), most should sell for about $15,000.