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Concept car easy on the eyes and wallet ($6,800 and gets 87 mpg)
The Phildelphia Business Journal ^ | August 13, 2013 | Jared Shelly

Posted on 08/13/2013 11:40:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The folks from Elio Motors dropped by the Philadelphia Business Journal offices in Old City on Monday to show off their new concept car (see attached photo gallery). Small in stature and containing three wheels (two in the front, one in the back), the car costs just $6,800 and gets 87 mpg highway (49 mpg city).

Although still in the concept and fundraising stages, Elio’s top brass has been showing off the vehicle across the country – from its headquarters in Shreveport, La. to New York to Detroit. For the first time, they revealed a prototype of the car’s engine, which has not yet been seen by any other news organization (see photos.)

The company plans to eventually have showrooms and dealerships across Philadelphia and all of the top 60 markets in the United States.

But starting a car company from scratch is no easy grind....

(Excerpt) Read more at bizjournals.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: Louisiana; US: Michigan; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: automobiles; automotive; cars; comau; elio; eliomotors; louisiana; michigan; motorcycles; pennsylvania; philadelphia; shreveport; thedale; tricycle
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1 posted on 08/13/2013 11:40:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Death trap commie-mobile. I’ll keep my Ford F150.


2 posted on 08/13/2013 11:44:38 PM PDT by ChiMark (America no more)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like it - I wouldn’t mind having one of these for around town.


3 posted on 08/13/2013 11:47:03 PM PDT by aquila48
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Liz Carmichael

4 posted on 08/13/2013 11:51:31 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More specs here...

http://www.eliomotors.com/my-strengths/


5 posted on 08/13/2013 11:52:10 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

the back of the car look ugly. I wouldn’t mind if the back wheel look like the front part


6 posted on 08/13/2013 11:52:26 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m pretty jazzed for this. It’s inexpensive enough to have one for the daily commute and still have a bigger vehicle for when you need one.


7 posted on 08/13/2013 11:53:33 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
$6,800!
There be a fishy smell about this thing.
8 posted on 08/13/2013 11:56:52 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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To: ChiMark

I think of the. Yugo.


9 posted on 08/13/2013 11:57:32 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Lord, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Guck!


10 posted on 08/14/2013 12:04:27 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: aquila48

Better get two, one for each foot, and a skate lock key.


11 posted on 08/14/2013 12:06:00 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: aquila48

I’m thinking the same thing. It would make parking a lot easier.


12 posted on 08/14/2013 12:17:08 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: MestaMachine

Take a closer look - I was skeptical too.

https://www.eliomotors.com/videos/


13 posted on 08/14/2013 12:22:22 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The messerschmitt's had more style.


14 posted on 08/14/2013 12:29:23 AM PDT by vikingd00d (nulla seruitus turpior est quam uoluntaria -- Seneca)
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I imagine this thing with tread marks on the roof and a lower profile.


15 posted on 08/14/2013 12:43:35 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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Oh geez, let me try to remember.......Wasn't that some sort of transvestite?

Something creepy as hell, I do remember that much..........

16 posted on 08/14/2013 12:49:35 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: ChiMark

Yet another three-wheeled “car” with a motorcycle type engine.

This isn’t some technological breakthrough, just a redesign of the outer shell of an old concept.

What would be revolutionary is 87 mpg, seats four comfortably and has exceptional range.

Anything less is just a marketing gimmick.


18 posted on 08/14/2013 1:17:52 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: aquila48
From the Elio website: An inline, 3 cylinder, 1 liter, 70 HP, fuel-injected, SOHC gas-powered, liquid-cooled, automotive engine.

So where is the 84 MPG coming from?

19 posted on 08/14/2013 1:36:57 AM PDT by sr4402
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Tricycle.


20 posted on 08/14/2013 1:38:04 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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