Elio Motors

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Elio Motors
IndustryAutomobile
Founded2008
Founder(s)Paul Elio
HeadquartersPhoenix, Arizona
Websitewww.eliomotors.com
 
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Elio Motors
IndustryAutomobile
Founded2008
Founder(s)Paul Elio
HeadquartersPhoenix, Arizona
Websitewww.eliomotors.com
Pre-production model of Elio's first vehicle

Elio Motors is a startup transportation company.[1] It was founded by Paul Elio, an engineer, who is its CEO.[2]

Its first vehicle is a three-wheeled model. This reverse trike is as-yet unnamed.[2] Although it is enclosed like a standard (four-wheeled) automobile, the vehicle is classified by the US government as a motorcycle.[2] It plans to introduce this two-seater (front and back seat) vehicle to the US car market in June 2014.[2]

The car will be manufactured in the US with parts from North America. It will get an estimated 84 mpg-US (2.8 L/100 km) and cost US$6,800. It features 3 wheel anti-lock disc brakes, an inline 3-cylinder, 70 hp engine. Top speed for this front-wheel drive vehicle is 107 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just over 9 seconds.[2]

On January 3, 2013, Elio Motors agreed to buy General Motors's non-operating Shreveport, Louisiana manufacturing plant.[3] At full employment in 2015, Elio Motors will employ 1,500 workers at that plant.[3]

References

  1. ^ Roy, Carolyn (January 3, 2013). "Elio Motors plans to move into former Shreveport GM plant". Shreveport, Louisiana: KSLA. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Elio, Paul (10 January 2013). Car of the Future?. with Brian Sullivan and Amanda Drury. Street Signs. CNBC. Shreveport, Louisiana. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eBq62lRegOA. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b Klayman, Ben (January 3, 2013). "Maker of high-mileage 3-wheel vehicles buys former GM plant". Reuters (Detroit: Thompson Reuters). Retrieved January 3, 2013.