PHOTO CAPTION: Arcimotor plans to sell the vehicle for under $20,000.

Arcimoto Unveils Pulse Electric Three-wheeler

The all-electric prototype took two years and $100,000 to build and has range of 50 miles.

Published: 26-Aug-2010

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Several companies hope to turn Oregon into an auto industry hub of the West, where green and electric vehicles are built and marketed across the globe.

Oregon now has a new car maker, Arcimoto of Eugene, which unveiled The Pulse, its one and only product to onlookers at Pioneer Courthouse Square on Wednesday.

The Pulse is the first electric car made in Oregon. It gets 190 mpg, equivalent to 50 miles per charge.

Arcimoto CEO Erik Stabl says being first has an advantage with consumers.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

Sales surged after adding F3-R compact and China cut taxes on smaller vehicles to boost industrywide demand.

Tomberlin's low-speed Anvil electric car is designed to be a second car for urban and suburban commuters.


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