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This Electric Car Took Almost a Decade to Build

We drive the Arcimoto SRK from Mark Frohnmayer's Oregon-based electric carmaker to see how the eighth-generation concept stacks up against previous prototypes.


Eighth Time's A Charm?

Arcimoto has just presented the eighth version of its electric three wheeler, appropriately named the Generation 8 SRK. This time its persistence seems to have paid off.


Of all the electric vehicle start-ups we've been covering from the years past, very few are still with us (who here remembers Phoenix or Aptera or Th!nk?). Arcimoto, which first unveiled its EV in 2009, has not taken the EV world by storm, but it is still around. That counts for something, but we also just got the company's January 2014 news and updates. Here's what's been happening with the Oregon-based electric trike company.


Now, more on whether Arcimoto will become the little electric motor that could.


Arcimoto SRK – Click above to watch video after the jump

As unique and cool as the Arcimoto SRK looks, the vehicle's real contribution may be harder to see. On the surface, the SRK is yet another electric powered personal vehicle, not unlike the Tango EV featured in TRANSLOGIC 48 or similar cars from TH!NK or Zap. However, there are a few little things about the Arcimoto SRK that may end up making a very big impact. Something that's easy to overlook, but is actually quite revolutionary, is Arcimoto's position on battery technology. Major car manufact

Arcimoto Pulse– Click above for high-res image gallery