Elio Motors

 
Elio to sell $100 million in stock; 3-wheeler price raised, production delayed, again (updated)

Elio to sell $100 million in stock; 3-wheeler price raised, production delayed, again (updated)

Entrepreneur Paul Elio's concept for a simple three-wheeled car that would cost only $6,800 has now been with us for eight years. During that time, he has shown the car hundreds of times to diverse groups of people, taken tens of thousands of reservations, sold stock in the company, and suggested... read more

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Elio E1A test vehicle, June 2016

Golly, Elio Motors has built ... a car! One test car, in fact

Increasingly sophisticated computer modeling software has cut the number of prototypes and test cars that carmakers build. But they must still make dozens of vehicles that... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
Screenshot from Elio Motors ad "Comfortable Seating for Two"

Elio Motors' new marketing partner is...The Onion ?!?!? Yep.

Is it possible to use political satire to sell a car? In the age of social media and viral marketing, carmakers have tried some pretty unusual stunts in order to sell their... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio to sell 100 'pre-production' vehicles from Louisiana plant this year

Elio Motors may have reached an important milestone in putting its "84-mpg" two-seat three-wheeler into production. While the company still faces questions about its finances... read more March 13, 2016 by


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-Wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Future Of '84-MPG' Elio 3-Wheeler Depends On Government Loans

Elio Motors says it's closer than ever to putting its "84-mpg" two-seat three-wheeler into production, but that still may not be close enough. The company recently secured... read more January 22, 2016 by


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

NHTSA To Alter Vehicle Code To Prevent 3-Wheelers Like Elio

Elio Motors is still working to put its three-wheeled, "84-mpg," two-seat car into production, which is proving to be quite a task. The company turned to a "crowdfunding"... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors Raises $22 Million From Small Investors, Still Needs $130 Million More

As one website put it--in a piece tagged to lure Tesla Motors fans--Elio Motors is "the other automotive startup" to which those fans should presumably pay attention. But... read more July 13, 2015 by


 
Elio Motors prototype at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors Offers Shares To Public In 'Crowdfunding' Investment Quest

When Paul Elio said in April that his startup carmaker, Elio Motors, was pursuing crowdsourced funding, most journalists likely imagined sites like Kickstarter or GoFundMe... read more June 23, 2015 by


 
Elio Motors founder Paul Elio at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

The Challenges Paul Elio Faces To Launch A Three-Wheel, 84-MPG, $6,800 Car

Startup Elio Motors, which needs $230 million to begin production of its radical lightweight, two-seat, three-wheeled fuel-efficient vehicle, is still about $165 million... read more April 8, 2015 by


 
Elio Motors founder Paul Elio at New York Auto Show press conference, Apr 2015

Elio Motors: First-Ever Auto-Show Press Event In NYC Touts '84-MPG' Three-Wheel Car

Startup automaker Elio Motors put on its first-ever car-show press conference last week, taking the last slot on Thursday's media schedule at the New York Auto Show. Founder... read more April 6, 2015 by


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler (Image: Elio Motors)

Fuel-Efficient Elio Three-Wheel Car Hits 15,000 Orders Before Production Starts

You wouldn't think a small, green, three-wheeled vehicle would be the perfect recipe for creating a buzz in the car world. But that's what Paul Elio has done with his Elio... read more April 25, 2014 by


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Elio Takes Another Step Toward Building 3-Wheeler In Ex-GM Plant

Many in the green car industry are watching startup automaker Elio Motors with interest. The company has big plans for its small three-wheeled car, as well as thousands of... read more January 9, 2014 by


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Startup Elio Motors Doesn't Get To Buy Ex-GM Plant After All

Elio Motors’ tiny three-wheeled, 84-mpg vehicle already has a significant following, but before Elio can turn those fans into buyers, it needs to secure a place to... read more September 11, 2013 by


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

Elio 3-Wheeler Is Small And Clever, But Do Its Financials Work Out?

For such a small car, the Elio three-wheeled vehicle certainly has a big following. It might not meet everyone's idea of what constitutes a great car, but for those looking... read more August 29, 2013 by


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

3-Wheeled, 84 MPG Elio Moves A Step Closer To Reality

Remember Elio Motors? If you're one of their 17,000 or so Facebook fans it'll be hard to forget, as the company's little green three-wheeled vehicle will be a regular fixture... read more May 13, 2013 by 10


 
Elio Motors 84 mpg 3-wheeler [Image: Elio Motors]

80-MPG Elio Three-Wheeled Car To Be Built At Former GM Truck Plant?

Startups making small, economical vehicles come and go, but one company offering a high-efficiency vehicle has big plans, buying a former General Motors assembly plant. Elio... read more January 4, 2013 by 38


 

 
 

 
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