Arcimoto Inc. has announced a partnership with HULA Holdings to launch EV Oasis, an electric vehicle (EV) charging, education and rental center in Southern California.
Expected to open in San Diego this summer, EV Oasis aims to be the “quintessential West Coast sustainable transportation hub,” says Arcimoto. Planned amenities include 10 DC fast chargers and 24 Level 2 AC connections; educational kiosks; a local organic-coffee shop; and an EV rental center, featuring Arcimoto’s three-wheel Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV). HULA Holdings has placed a deposit for 100 all-electric Arcimoto FUVs as part of its rental operation.
Arcimoto, which is based out of Eugene, Ore., calls its FUV an “affordable, practical and thrilling pure electric vehicle for everyday commuters and fleets.” It is available for pre-order with a target purchase price of $11,900.
In addition to the rental operation at EV Oasis, HULA Holdings intends to leverage existing and new partnerships to use the Arcimoto FUV fleet in rideshare, delivery, last-mile and hospitality applications throughout the San Diego region.
“As a former San Diego County planning commissioner, I can attest that the San Diego region faces enormous challenges with issues like lowering transportation emissions, reducing congestion, and addressing the high cost of transportation and the scarcity of parking solutions in our coastal regions,” says Peder Norby, HULA Holdings’ co-founder.
“In this time of fundamental transportation disruption, we are excited to help define the future of the gas station in partnership with HULA Holdings,” adds Arcimoto’s president and founder, Mark Frohnmayer. “We believe EV Oasis will be a fantastic way for San Diego drivers to see and experience the Fun Utility Vehicle, and we look forward to delivering the first FUV units to this fleet later this year.”