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July 26, 2021 | Tom Ballard

Arcimoto partners with several groups to test its EVs in the state in August

If you are in one of Tennessee’s big cities, you might take note of this announcement.

Arcimoto Inc.®, a manufacturer of affordable, practical, and joyful pure electric vehicles for everyday commuters and fleets, has announced a pilot program with Tennessee Clean Fuels and Drive Electric Tennessee to test the company’s FUV and Deliverator vehicles in key cities across the state.

“It’s incredibly encouraging that our Tennessee partners want to introduce our ultra-efficient EVs to the state,” said Mark Frohnmayer, Arcimoto Founder and President. “It’s critical for fleet managers and personal consumers to use the most efficient tools for the job in order to meet the state’s aggressive sustainability goals, and we think we’ve got just the thing.”

Over the course of the 30-day pilot program beginning on August 16, Arcimoto vehicles will be tested by state and local governments in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

“Improving access to sustainable transportation not only improves public health for Tennesseans but contributes to a strong economy by protecting our natural resources and limiting the reliance on fossil fuels across the state,” said Jonathan Overly, Executive Director for the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition and Administrator of Drive Electric Tennessee. “We hope this pilot will serve as a meaningful step in making electric transportation more efficient and accessible, while improving public health, equity and access.”



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