Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Arcimoto unveils first-of-its-kind tilting e-trike

Oregon-based company Arcimoto has made its mark on the market through its so-called FUVs (fun utility vehicles), which are small, electric three-wheelers. This week, it announced a new collaboration with Faction Technology to develop the Faction D1, a next-generation driverless delivery vehicle based on the Arcimoto Platform.

Now, the EV manufacturer has unveiled the concept Mean Lean Machine, which is designed to be a best-in-class tilting e-trike based on Arcimoto’s patented tilting technology. With the MLM, you’ll be able to corner the same way you would on a regular two-wheeled ebike with greater traction, more stability, and better braking ability.

“The Mean Lean Machine reflects Arcimoto’s commitment to push the envelope of sustainable mobility,” said Arcimoto Founder and CEO Mark Frohnmayer. “We started with the amazing three-wheel tilting technology developed by our Tilting Motor Works division and then packed the MLM with new cutting-edge electric vehicle features, including hub motors on all three corners and a pedal generator, in order to deliver a joyful experience unlike any other in the e-bike category.”

The electric vehicle promises a range of more than 200 miles with auxiliary batteries. The all-wheel-drive Mean Lean Machine comes with pedals and a pedal generator for stationary recharge of the battery and for speed control – with no chain, no belt, and no grease required. The MLM will be able to carry one or two people.

There is no information on the specifications of the vehicle. However, the company has mentioned that the MLM should hit the market in late 2022 and is available for preorder now. Specifications, range options, pricing, features, and accessories will be unveiled later this year.