Arcimoto Acquires TMW Tilting Technology
Arcimoto has acquired Tilting Motor Works (TMW), bringing their 3-wheel conversion technology into their products aimed at the micro mobility industry. Arcimoto is most well known for their three-wheeled electric Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV). They want to catalyze the shift to a sustainable transportation system by moving away from oversized, overpriced, polluting vehicles. They developed the FUV as a right-sized, ultra-efficient electric vehicle as an alternative.
TMW developed their TRiO three-wheel conversion kits, which has specialized tilting technology. This tilting technology grabbed Arcimoto’s attention, by providing a unique riding experience. The tech allows a rider to lean naturally into turns, providing a two-wheel motorcycle riding experience on a three-wheeler. Additional stability also means riders won’t need to use their feet for balance at red lights.
Arcimoto has expanded to delivery and emergency/first responder models of the FUV as well as an open-top version known as the FUV Roadster. While Arcimoto has been steadily expanding, they hope this additional technology will inspire their R&D and expand their micromobility product range.
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