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Old 06-10-2018, 11:46 PM   #221 (permalink)
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The hinges of the half-doors show the problems with attaching door to the round tubes. This is what they've selected on after the earlier "Eagle Door" design.

What I'd rather see is is a pyramidal anti-intrusion bar on the left as an anti-T-boning safety measure with entry from the curb side.

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Old 06-14-2018, 01:27 AM   #222 (permalink)
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You'll notice there are grab handles for the rear seat integrated into the roll cage. None of them were showing off the new folding rear seat that turns the FUV into a micro-van.

That's the CEO himself buckling up the four point belts. One comment in the speeches was that the shop is full of happy people who whistle while they work.
That's why I was thinking white is the way to go. Then again, they can wrap those handles in foam tape on production cars.

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Arcimoto didn't get all excited about this. Oh well.




This shows my bellytanker design modified to the profile of an FUV. I used a UV mapping facility to generate a peel pattern. These four cutouts would make the upper half of the body. The pie-cuts could be lapped and riveted or butt welded and planished.

Maybe if I pose it to match a photograph and Photochop them together? I guess they're just busy building a factory and trikes.
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When are you getting your new ride? I'm getting impatient. Each new post to this thread gets me excited that you've taken delivery.
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I'll believe it when I can touch it too. They're not saying. And it's all on me anyway.

I was listening for some production numbers, but the most i heard suggested it might be the end of this year. And I need to sell off assets to prevent a large monthly payment to my credit union.

Want to buy a beige flat-screen Superbeetle?
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There's a nice article on ARS Technica from yesterday:

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/07...cles-now-what/

Sounds like they still have quite an uphill climb ahead of them.
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EUGENE, Ore.—It's 2pm on a Saturday afternoon, and Eugene, Oregon is about to witness the (re)launch of its most serious entry in the electric mobility industry to date. Outside of Arcimoto's new factory, located in the sliver of industrial space between the railroad tracks and the increasingly-hip Whiteaker neighborhood, parked cars are starting to line up. Heavily represented are Eugene's automotive stalwarts: Volkswagen diesel wagons, Toyota hybrids, Subaru Outbacks, and a smattering of newer electric cars and quirky vehicles like the Isuzu Vehicross.
There was only one, and it was the three-door, not the five-door body. Oh well (maybe there was a TDI).

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Convincing committed car owners to buy what is technically a three-wheeled motorcycle will not be easy, even at the FUV's modest $11.900 starting price. Not because it's a bad vehicle per se, but because even a used car at the same price is going to do things that the FUV can't: easily taking long road trips, passing crash test standards, and keeping you dry in a deluge or warm in winter. Arcimoto executives argue that the FUV is optimized for the things that a lot of cars are mostly used for, specifically urban and suburban commuting and errands, and they are absolutely right. But in the private mobility market, where significant investments in a vehicle come with the expectation of a wide range of capabilities rather than optimization for just one, that's still a tough sale.

The opportunity then, seems to be in putting FUVs onto a menu of mobility options, allowing users to access them for trips that might not require a car but require more than just an e-scooter or moped. You may never have heard of Arcimoto or seen an FUV before, but if you see an electric two-seater option on your usual mobility app that can handle a quick freeway jaunt, you might choose to rent one and be pleasantly surprised at its versatility and sheer fun. Whether you go on to buy one or simply rent one more often, Arcimoto could build both the market- and mind-share needed to ensure a sustainable future for its business.
Good as far as it goes (agree about the turning circle, and The Whitaker). They mentioned trying to fit doors. But not the trick folding rear seat. It could totally disrupt pizza delivery.

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The uphill climb part reminds me of Pikes Peak. Remember Tesla's new production line in a tent? Arcimoto have a lot of space out back. The BFL can cut parts for 25,000 vehicles a year.
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There was only one, and it was the three-door, not the five-door body. Oh well (maybe there was a TDI).
Who would mistake a fastback Passat for a wagon?


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Good as far as it goes (agree about the turning circle, and The Whitaker). They mentioned trying to fit doors. But not the trick folding rear seat. It could totally disrupt pizza delivery.
Maybe they could try a jump-seat similar to the ones fitted at the wheelchair spot on urban buses, or the ones fitted at the cockpit's bulkhead on some intercity buses.
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Maybe they could try a jump-seat similar to the ones fitted at the wheelchair spot on urban buses, or the ones fitted at the cockpit's bulkhead on some intercity buses.
I can see it now 12 passenger Uber. motorcycles don't require passengers to be constrained within the cabin just strap them to the outside, with surplus seats from a kc-135.(including the 4pt harness of corse).

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