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

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 even Tesla CEO Elon Musk hasn't proposed "crowdsourcing" his product-development funds. Given that Elio now seems to have raised... read more

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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]

A Brief History Of Three-Wheeled Cars

What do the Elio, Aptera, Toyota i-Road concept and the spectacularly awful Zap Xebra have in common? They--and many more small-volume economical vehicles and concepts... read more August 22, 2014 by 

Polaris Slingshot

Polaris Slingshot: Is A 173-HP, $20K '3-Wheeled Motorcycle' A Car?

Three wheeled vehicles get a lot of attention from hardcore fans of performance cars. They also get plenty of attention from hardcore fans of green vehicles--as they share... read more August 14, 2014 by 

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

Elio 84-MPG Three-Wheel Prototype: Driven In Parking Lot (Video)

It's not uncommon for small cars to get 40 mpg these days, or hybrids to hit 50 mpg. But vehicles doing more than that are conspicuous by their absence. Elio Motors claims... read more June 5, 2014 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]

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]

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

Aptera 2e development prototype at company offices in Vista, California

Aptera: It's Baaaaaaaaack! (We'll Believe It When We See it)

This story is now a couple of weeks old, but we haven't hurried to publish it. The gist is that the unique Aptera three-wheeled electric car is supposedly going to be reborn... read more May 23, 2012 by  32

Nils Ferber EX electric drill-powered trike

Screw Gas, Drive A Drill-Powered Electric Suicide Trike

We're all familiar with alternative lifestyles, but the EX electric tricycle looks like an attempt at an alternative deathstyle. Concocted in the mind of Nils Ferber and... read more March 18, 2011 by  12

Green Vehicles Triac electric car

Triac Electric Car - Three Wheels, 100 Miles And $25,000

With the focus naturally going towards some of the big electric car launches we've had this year or established players like Tesla Motors, it's all too easy to forget that... read more December 20, 2010 by  15

Aptera 2e development prototype at company offices in Vista, California

Wait A Month For Details of 2e Electric Car, Aptera Says

On Friday, Aptera held its first online Town Hall Meeting--a chat among eager followers and some of the Aptera marketing team. Their intent, according to the opening spiel... read more March 22, 2010 by  2

Aptera 2e Production Design

Final Aptera 2e Styling Leaked, We Drive the Electric 3-Wheeler

To green-car fans, the idea of an ultra-aerodynamic electric two-seater sounds pretty familiar, right? Think the late, lamented EV1 from General Motors, subject of the... read more September 28, 2009 by  7


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