Encinitas, CA Announces EV Pilot Program

The city of Encinitas, CA has launched a joint municipal pilot program with Arcimoto, Inc., – an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer – to test Arcimoto’s Fun Utility Vehicle® (FUV®), Rapid Responder™, and Deliverator™. During the 60-day pilot program, city hall staff and lifeguards from the Marine Safety Division will test the EVs. The Arcimoto FUV® is purpose-built for everyday driving, the Deliverator® and Rapid Responder™ provide last-mile delivery and emergency response functionality, respectively.,

“We are thrilled to work with Mayor Blakespear, Captain Larry Giles, and the City of Encinitas, one of the leading cities in not only California but also the country when it comes to taking climate action, increasing sustainability, and advancing clean, alternative forms of transportation,” Arcimoto Founder and CEO Mark Frohnmayer stated in a news release. “We hope to demonstrate the practical benefits of affordable, small-footprint electric vehicles for a variety of everyday uses that will save the city time and money while furthering their sustainability goals, which are substantial.”

The pilot program is part of Mayor Catherine Blakespear’s efforts to reduce carbon pollution and advance sustainable transportation in Encinitas.

“Our goal in Encinitas is to create a transportation system that is cleaner, greener and faster,” Mayor Catherine Blakespear said in the news release. “I’m excited to begin this pilot program with Arcimoto because it moves Encinitas closer to a modern transportation system that will work better, cost less, and help save the planet. About half of our toxic emissions come from transportation, so getting serious about climate change means tackling our dependence on gas-burning cars and seeking out alternative vehicles.”