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Old 01-05-2013, 03:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:04 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I've seen any number of these possible vehicles come and go in recent years. I would like to see at least one of them actually get to market, and be affordable. If this one became available, I'd certainly buy one. I've driven city cars for decades, and all I've ever needed are two seats - plus at its $6800 projected MSRP, this costs a lot less than many of the motorcycles I've owned in the last 40 years. Here's hoping that the Elio makes it!
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:48 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Fine print says no guarantee that price point will be met. Deposit not secure. If they go belly up before production you could be out that money.
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Haha, I like how $1000 "all but guarantees" you a collectors edition... what the hell does that mean?
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I like it. But I'd pick a color that isn't named after a food. So silver or blue.

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I like the concept. It's along the lines of what I wanted to do when I'm older. They need to work on the aerodynamics though. 84 mpg might not be enough to convince people to buy them. The price is definitely very good though. Hopefully it's not a scam
I can see why you'd like it. What's the budget on your project? Someone was targeting $5K plus a lot of sweat equity. I think the aero is OK for the upright seating position, especially compared to Arcimoto, but it could be cleaned up a bit in the exposed front suspension.

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Best of all, our option partners have some amazing technology for you to choose from, with really no limits! So you can look at your Elio as being a total reflection of you – and a fun and forever work in progress.
So, mass customization. I would expect something at SEMA 2013.

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Old 01-06-2013, 06:09 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I actually think it's quite hideous! And it's not just that green colour, the whole shape of it is awkward, it doesn't look aerodynamic, it just has a "small" frontal area.

I think Lit Motors C-1 is much neater, and much more interesting!

BBC News - It will take a 'baby elephant' to knock over this bike


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Okay, a few details they mention on their Facebook page: the engine is a 3 cylinder 1L 70HP and will be available in either automatic or manual shift. 60MPG Combined, 84MPG Highway, about 107MPH top speed.
Sounds an awful lot like a Chery motor.

I've seen some similar Chinese three wheelers, but the fiberglass is unique. Time to go hunting on Alibaba...
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yes I agree the Lit has better lines. Not $10k more of better lines for me. Although the Lit has some cool and impressive techno stuff I like simple and easy to fix. No info on the Lit as to that as of this time. I can rebuild an engine or tranny but what do I do with a gyro or in hub electric motor? The range on the Elio is only that of gas stations. I really wish these companies would list this information.

Ooo was this and older or newer video? $24k. Just lost my attention.
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They have at least one running prototype, an idle assembly plant and a town full of unemployed autoworkers. Mr. Elio emphasizes no new technology. And their giving themselves lots of time until the delivery date.

So, maybe...
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Here's another video. One of those 'guy talking in a small space, over a screen cap of him mousing around on their website' things, but at least he didn't point a camcorder at the screen.


Do these videos autoplay? I can't seen 'em.
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Who does the X-star safety rating?
  • Compares $3K motorcycle and Edison VLC

How about this body on an XR3 chassis?


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