EUGENE, OR / ACCESSWIRE / October 30, 2019 / Arcimoto, Inc.®, (NASDAQ:FUV) makers of the Fun Utility Vehicle® (FUV®), Rapid Responder™, and Deliverator™ - affordable, practical, and joyful pure electric vehicles for everyday commuters and fleets - announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with New Zealand-based EV Distributors to deliver a minimum of 160 Arcimoto vehicles over the next four years. To kick off the agreement, Arcimoto has made its first international vehicle shipment, and three FUVs are now bound for Auckland, scheduled to arrive in November.
"New Zealand is an ideal choice for Arcimoto's first international distribution deal. It is a top tourist destination, environmentally forward-looking, and New Zealand's vehicle regulatory framework mirrors that of the United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards," said Arcimoto CEO Mark Frohnmayer. "As we prepare to ship vehicles from the Silicon Shire to the cinematic Shire, this relationship will inform and prepare our team for the global demand in front of us."
EV Distributors will maintain exclusive sales and rental rights for New Zealand, and plans to open rental locations where tourists can experience the pure-electric FUV in the adventure tourism capital of the world. In addition to tourist applications, EV Distributors is working directly with the New Zealand government and commercial industry with the goal to electrify their fleet vehicle operations.
EV Distributors Director Dave Umbers said, "Our relentless search for quality, number-eight ingenuity, and shared values led us to Arcimoto. After one drive in the FUV, we were convinced we had found a clean, sustainable transportation solution that New Zealanders would be proud of. As stewards of Mother Earth, we are proud to introduce this one of a kind EV to Aotearoa. The enthusiasm is palpable for the arrival of the first Arcimoto vehicles in New Zealand."
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About Arcimoto, Inc.
Headquartered and manufactured in Eugene, Oregon, Arcimoto, Inc. (NASDAQ: FUV) is devising new technologies and patterns of mobility that together raise the bar for environmental efficiency, footprint and affordability. Available for pre-order today, Arcimoto's Fun Utility Vehicle, Rapid Responder, and Deliverator are some of the lightest, most affordable, and most appropriate electric vehicles suitable for everyday transport. For more information, please visit www.arcimoto.com.
About EV Distributors
EV Distributors is dedicated to introducing innovative sustainable transportation solutions to the adventure tourism capital of the world, New Zealand. We are proud to be the first distributor of the Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle, a three-wheel, pure-electric motorcycle. As a daily commuter or a last-mile delivery vehicle, a beachside rental or an urban car share, driving the FUV makes everyday electric. We support New Zealand's goal to develop the electric vehicle market for private and commercial use. For more information, please visit evdistributors.co.nz
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