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Eugene Automaker Arcimoto Looks To Cash In On Uber's Efforts To Electrify Portland Fleet


Arcimoto president Mark Frohnmayer and business development lead Jesse Fittipaldi stand among the previous generations of the Arcimoto electric vehicle. 

Arcimoto president Mark Frohnmayer and business development lead Jesse Fittipaldi stand among the previous generations of the Arcimoto electric vehicle. 

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Ride-hailing service Uber has announced a plan to boost electric vehicles among Uber drivers in Portland and for those drivers to promote electric vehicles to their customers — and that also could mean a boost for Eugene electric vehicle manufacturer Arcimoto.

Uber officials said Wednesday that the program is the first of its kind in the United States, and it’s loosely based on a program introduced in London last summer.

About 100 of Uber’s 6,000 active Portland drivers use electric vehicles, Uber officials said, adding that their goal is to add hundreds more.

“We’re starting this initiative here because Portland and the State of Oregon are national leaders in the transition to clean energy and electric vehicles,” said Bryce Bennett, Uber general manager for Oregon.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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