Arcimoto, Inc., announced Nov. 19 it has entered into its first municipal fleet pilot program with the City of Orlando. Together, the city will test Arcimoto vehicles across six city departments, continuing Mayor Buddy Dyer’s efforts to transform Orlando into one of the most environmentally-friendly, economically, and socially vibrant communities in the nation.
Arcimoto Founder and President Mark Frohnmayer said, “we believe Orlando’s use of our practical, ultra-efficient, small-footprint vehicles will serve as a model for other cities across the country that aim to aggressively electrify their fleets.”
Over the course of the 90-day pilot program, Arcimoto vehicles are expected to be tested by Orlando Fire Department, Police Department, Code Enforcement Division, Permitting Services, Venues, and Parking Enforcement. This is the latest milestone of the City’s Office of Sustainability and Resiliency, which has recently worked to convert hundreds of fleet vehicles to electric, hybrid, or compressed natural gas; is working to enable more than 500 Level 2 charging stations citywide; and launched sharing programs for cars, scooters, and bikes.
“Our goal today is to be the most sustainable city in the Southeast,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “To achieve this vision, we must continue to seek out smart solutions that are more environmentally-friendly, efficient, and cost effective. We are hopeful Arcimoto vehicles will be able to support the needs of many departments across our organization. We look forward to putting these innovative EVs to the test.”