Here's another encouraging sign, the remnants of the gas-guzzlers era are now converted into plant for electric and efficient vehicles, after Tesla who bought the Fremont plant (formerly owned by Toyota) it is now the turn of a young dynamic company.
Elio Motors has launched in 2009 the project of an efficient
two-seater vehicle on three wheels, since no news, until this week with the announcement of an agreement for the purchase of a plant located next to Shreveport, Los Angeles, former GM plant.
An announcement that happens simultaneously with the opening of reservations for this three-wheeler which is supposed to revolutionize mobility, thanks to an affordable price, announced at $ 6800 with 3 airbags, ABS, air conditioning, electric windows...
According to the company 1500 employees should be hired by April for first deliveries expected in summer 2014.
The Elio Trike could receive two types of transmission options, manual or automatic.
No information on the type of engine used or a precise specs sheet but already a series of numbers showing a consumption 87mpg highway (2.8l/100km), a range of 672 miles (1081km) from a 8 gallons tank (30.2 liters).