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Arcimoto and the Metropolis of Orlando are companions within the municipal fleet electrical car pilot program

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Electric car maker Arcimoto and the city of Orlando have announced a new partnership to try out a municipal fleet of electric vehicles.

Several departments across the city – including the Orlando Fire Department, Police, Code Enforcement Division and Parking Enforcement – will test zero-emission Arcimoto vehicles on the road using them in daily use for 90 days. This pilot program fleet will consist of Arcimotos (ahem) “Fun Utility Vehicles” (FUVs) and “Deliverators”.

“We look forward to putting these innovative electric vehicles to the test.” exclaimed Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer in a joint announcement with Arcimoto.

The last time we wrote about Arcimoto in August, the Wahlburger burger chain was ready to use the company’s deliverators for deliveries to their Key West restaurant. This new pilot program is a huge step forward in terms of the company’s presence in Florida.

“We believe that Orlando’s use of our practical, highly efficient, small footprint vehicles will serve as a model for other cities across the country aiming to aggressively electrify their fleets,” said Mark Frohnmayer, President of Arcimoto, in a press release.

Don’t be surprised if you see these distinctive three-wheeled vehicles hitting the streets of the Orlando subway sooner rather than later.

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Janet Smith