The DriveElectricTN and TNCleanFuels teams partnered with Oregon-based company Arcimoto for an electric vehicle tour of the state of Tennessee. Interested EV drivers and fleet managers had the chance to drive two Arcimoto vehicles, the Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) and Deliverator.
Arcimoto’s three-wheel, small footprint electric vehicles are built to maximize efficiency and can be used for rapid response/emergency services, last mile delivery, or as “fun” utility vehicles.
The Arcimoto vehicles started the tour of Tennessee in Memphis on August 17, 2021 at the Memphis Fire Training Center where fleet managers and individuals alike were able to ask questions and test ride or drive the EVs.
Two days after the first event, the Middle-West TN Clean Fuels team hosted their second Arcimoto Ride & Drive in Nashville, Tennessee at Vanderbilt University. About 45 rides or driving experiences were given between the Memphis and Nashville events.
Between August 27 and Sept. 15, the vehicles zipped around Tennessee from Chattanooga and Johnson City to Clarksville and Knoxville. These events were open for individuals and fleet managers to come out, speed around a parking lot (at up to 75 mph) and determine if an Arcimoto EV would be good for them.
While in Tennessee, the vehicles also attended two different, larger festivals, Get Off the Grid Festival in Chattanooga, TN and Drive Electric Festival 2021 in Knoxville, TN. These unique EVs drew crowds of interested patrons to their booths all wanting a chance to drive one. Over 100 people rode or drove the Arcimoto vehicles between the festivals and other four other Arcimoto events.
Want to see these vehicles in action yourself? Check out our Arcimoto highlights reel on YouTube!
Between all of these stops, hundreds of Tennesseans witnessed, rode in or drove the Arcimoto vehicles in various spots across the state.
Thank you to the team at Arcimoto for making this tour of Tennessee happen and letting us show off these vehicles! This is just one more way DriveElectricTN is working to see 200,000 EVs on Tennessee roads by 2028.