Arcimoto took the ideas of first 4 generations and brought them together in a single product prototype called the SRK, launched in spring 2011. Generation 5 was the first blueprint for a market capable vehicle topology, but still far from a production ready vehicle. Generation 5 was a couple of key steps closer to the electric vehicle that market needed, which was affordable, all-electric and a blast to drive.
The first SRK was equipped with a sychronous belt drive electric motor rated at 83 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque. It has top speed of 65 mph and 40 miles range. Charging takes six hours at 110 volts but only two at 220 volts. It’s zippy with a zero-to-sixty of 9.8 seconds and can carry two people. It can be upgraded up to 80 miles range via a Lithium Iron Phospate battery pack. The Arcimoto SRK 3-wheeler has a ground clearance of 6 inches and a curb weight of 1,700 lbs.
The main idea was to create a new class of vehicles that married the efficiency of a motorcycle with the capability of secure stable vehicles. There is no key – there is a USB device instead. If your friend wants to drive your SRK, you can just email the file to him. He puts it to his USB device. And that’s all.
The company planned to have the whole range of models: the regular one without doors and side windows, the SRK Pulse with hard shell windows and door panels, SRK LT with canvas windows and side panels, SRK Deliverator with hard rear passenger panel. But the only prototype of the base SRK was made, before the company contined developing process.