Arcimoto three-wheel EV can be rented if you’re in Oregon


’s three-wheeled Fun Utility Vehicle is a blast to drive, but there’s a catch: Given that the first orders haven’t arrived, there hasn’t been an easily accessible way to take one for a spin. You’ll have an option in a few days, though. The company is opening its first rental location (plus customer experience center) at 543 Blair Boulevard in its hometown of Eugene, , on Oct. 27. Pricing hasn’t been set yet and will vary by location, but it’s safe to say this will be considerably more affordable than committing $11,900 to buy the FUV outright.

As the name implies, this isn’t a full-fledged electric car in the conventional sense. Its exposed design, two seats and 70-mile range make it more of a recreational machine or errand runner than something you’d want to use for a long daily commute. Rentals make sense in that regard. You can use the FUV to putt around for a weekend without feeling obliged to use it the rest of the year.

Reporting by Jon Fingas for Engadget

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