The City of Encinitas, California, is starting pilot program to test Arcimotos’ Fun Utility Vehicle, Deliverator, and Rapid Responder; the electric vehicles will be used by Encinitas lifeguards and the Infrastructure and Sustainability Departments.
Over the course of the 60-day pilot program, Arcimoto vehicles will be tested by staff located at City Hall as well as by the Marine Safety Division, which provides lifeguard services for the 3.5 miles of state beaches managed by the city. The vehicles will be wrapped in iconic Encinitas and Encinitas Marine Safety images.
“Our goal in Encinitas is to create a transportation system that is cleaner, greener and faster,” said Mayor Catherine Blakespear. “I’m excited to begin this pilot program with Arcimoto because it moves Encinitas closer to a modern transportation system that will work better, cost less, and help save the planet. About half of our toxic emissions come from transportation, so getting serious about climate change means tackling our dependence on gas-burning cars and seeking out alternative electric vehicles.”
The three-wheeled vehicles feature seating for up to two, top speed of 75 mph, and range of 102 city miles per charge.