Elio Motors continues to drag its feet regarding the start of production for its three-wheeled, two-seat, "84-mpg" vehicle, but it may now be running out of time. The company previously said it had received 55,000 reservations for the car, representing potential sales of $300 million. Last year, it raised $17 million through small-investor crowdfunding. DON'T MISS: Will 3-wheeled so-called 'autocycles' break out this year? We're skeptical But so far, Elio has only built a handful of prototype cars. Now the company says it will push the start of series production back to 2018, according to a...
Elio Motors' new marketing partner is...The Onion ?!?!? Yep.
To market its three-wheeled car, Elio Motors is getting political.Stephen Edelstein
Elio to sell 100 'pre-production' vehicles from Louisiana plant this year
Elio Motors plans to sell 100 "pre-production" vehicles to fleet customers.Stephen Edelstein
Future Of '84-MPG' Elio 3-Wheeler Depends On Government Loans
Elio Motos hopes a U.S. Department of Energy loan will provide the funding it needs.Stephen Edelstein
NHTSA To Alter Vehicle Code To Prevent 3-Wheelers Like Elio
A proposed rule change could prevent Elio Motors from selling its three-wheeled car.Stephen Edelstein
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 besides--all use one fewer wheel than the norm. Yet giving fuel-saving cars just three wheels is not a new phenomenon, stretching...Antony Ingram
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 fans on social media networks and plenty of names on the order list. Now, Elio also has a place to build its car, finally striking a deal to build its fuel-efficient tandem vehicle at the former General Motors assembly plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Elio has long been eyeing the plant but having originally announced its intention to build there, plans to buy the plant outright fell through last September. Instead, Elio...