After the launch of the first SRK, the development team began the process of optimizing every aspect of the vehicle architecture. They built an improved, lower cost drive train, made significant reductions in vehicle mass and center of gravity position, and built the first lithium chemistry power pack design. The team built the Generation 6 prototype mule to validate the enhancements in the design.
“We still have a lot to do before we start cranking them out like potato chips,” says Mark Frohnmayer, who sold a successful video-game start-up and used the proceeds as seed money for Arcimoto. “But the SRK will be the first affordable and functional electric vehicle for the masses.”