Elio Motors held an informal “town hall” style meeting earlier today, and they invited their biggest fans and staunchest critics to get the inside low down.
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The space efficient vehicle concept from Netherlands features a three-wheel design and seating for three as well.
To prove they are making progress, last week Elio Motors unveiled photos of the prototype aluminum engine block for their car
Elio Motors claims to have exceeded 15,000 reservations- but that factory they claim to have locked down? Not so much, according to its real owners.
Elio Motors has more than 10,000 reservations for its proposed 68 MPG three-wheeler, and plans to start building them in 2015. Unless, you know, it doesn’t.
Elio Motors is announcing that its lease on the old GM Shreveport plant is a go, and they have $7 million invested – but is this old news with a new spin?
Of all the oddball green car concepts out there – and, there are a lot of ’em! – my favorite has to be the Twike 4XP. A human-powered hybrid, the Twike 4XP is a tiny urban runabout that you can pedal like a bicycle, but also drive around like an electric car. If you’re running […]
Toyota’s pie-in-the-sky EV concept from this year’s Geneva show was hailed by the company as a production-ready concept, leading to a number of sarcastic nods and knowing “Yeah, right.” comments from the motoring press. Here we are, just a few months later, and reports are starting to surface that Toyota has begun production of their […]
The Twike is, essentially, a pedal-assist covered bicycle that’s intended primarily as low-impact, zero-emission urban transport.
It looked like the would-be carmakers at Elio Motors scored a slam-dunk victory a few weeks ago, when Caddo parish commissioners voted 11:1 in favor of using $7.5 million of taxpayer money to fund the purchase of the old GM Shreveport assembly plant. At first. Reports out of Caddo parish in Louisiana this week, however, […]
Back in 1975, 37-year-old Geraldine Elizabeth “Liz” Carmichael launched the Dale on a hopeful public at the LA Auto Show, promising almost 70 mpg, incredible safety, and a low price for her three-wheeler … if only people would invest! Sound familiar? Read on.
Elio Motors’ next payment of three-million USD to Racer Trust – the “old GM” the property liquidation agent selling the old Shreveport GM plant to Elio – is due September 4th … and Paul Elio is asking the people of Shreveport to pony up the funds. They shouldn’t, because Elio’s numbers don’t add up.
If you’re looking for an ultra-lightweight, low-emissions car that looks like a million bucks, goes like stink, and is made almost entirely of renewable and recycled materials in a low-energy, low-emissions factory then you, dear friend, are shopping for a Morgan.
Despite nay-sayers like me, Elio Motors is continuing its US tour (which began last month in Shreveport, LA) in a push for public goodwill and, it’s assumed, public money. That PR push seems to have convinced Brand Innovators that Elio Motors has a future, too! Elio Motors was named one of America’s “25 Brands to Watch“. Wait, … who!?
Earlier this week, Troy-based manufacturer Elio Motors introduced more than 20 key suppliers who will be key contributors to the production of the three-wheeled vehicle we featured back in January. Despite industry heavyweights including Altair Engineering, IAV, and NEWTECH 3 involve, a claimed 84 MPG fuel economy rating, a (dubiously anticipated) 5-star safety rating, and a starting price of just $6,800, I think Paul Elio’s little endeavor will fail.
This is Toyota’s newest electric commuter concept. It’s called the i-Road, and I could get into all the trick electric motor tech and the formula-1 style safety science meant to keep you alive whenever some kin-cuddlin’ redneck in a jacked-up pick-up decides it’s time to change lanes on top of you. None of that’s all to exciting, though. The cool thing about the new Toyota i-Road is that it leans.