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Old 06-28-2019, 02:56 AM   #24 (permalink)
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At about 20 times the price of an Elio, and yet orders coming in, they have the means to build them and break even while doing so - something Elio realistically could never achieve, even if they had their production line running.

This is not an one man fancy. It is a whole team of ex-students who built the Stella solar race car. They can build more cars.
2011 Honda Insight + HID, LEDs, tiny PV panel, extra brake pad return springs, neutral wheel alignment, 44/42 PSI (air), PHEV light (inop), tightened wheel nut.
lifetime FE over 0.17 Gmeter or 0.1 Mmile.

Investors woes:
"In hindsight, I should have placed a bet on the horse that won the race"
"In hindsight, I should have bet more on that horse"
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