Arcimoto Pulse– Click above for high-res image gallery
Hey, look! It's another quirky three-wheeled electric vehicle. This time, we're talking about the recently-revealed Arcimoto Pulse, a tandem two-seat electric car that looks something like a Zap Alias that's been through a compressor, or perhaps a Toyota Yaris that's gone through a chef's mandolin.
The company's website says that the trike uses a 96-volt power system and a DC electric motor that puts out 80 ft. lb. torque. The vehicle has a top speed of 55 mph and a range somewhere between 50 and 100 miles (the number has an unexplained asterisk on the company's website). Arcimoto, based in Eugene, Oregon, says the Pulse gets an estimates 190+ mpg, but how they arrived at that number is anyone's guess.
Price? Not set yet, but it will be "under $20,000" and an example of your very own can be reserved with a $500 fee ($450 of which is refundable). The first 300 Pulses are due late next year.
|Electric Motor||Advanced DC 80 ft·lb torque|
|Charging||110 volt/15 amp, charges in 6 hours|
|Transmission||Independent 7.5:1fixed ratio|
|Front Suspension||Double A-Arm, coil oveshock suspension|
|Rear Suspension||Swing Arm|
|Brakes||3-wheel manual disc brakes, mechanically actuated parking brake|
|Fuel Economy MGPe est.||190+|
|Range*||50 - 100 miles|
|Top Speed||55 mph|