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Old 06-09-2015, 03:19 PM   #1021 (permalink)
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The P5 is the first in a series of 26 prototypes, codenamed P5 through P30 that will be developed for a variety of testing and validation purposes.
They're just getting started not building cars.

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I found info on their huge warehouse with several models available.
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Old 06-10-2015, 02:55 AM   #1024 (permalink)
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I am very interested. I wonder what other engines could attach, how reliable it is, how much it would cost for a canopy/cabin, and how shifting works. All the other videos I found lacked English, or details.
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Did they lack in music, as well?

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They're getting serious about the P5 prototype.
It have the new IAV-designed engine and a transmission from Aisin.

Elio Motors to Build Fifth Generation Prototype of $6,800, 84 MPG Vehicle... -- TROY, Mich., June 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
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That is a lot of prototypes.
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The Chinese competition is the only reason I still hold out hope for these things. Normally the Chinese stuff is banned from US sales but because this is a motorcycle and not a car it is much easier.
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The Chinese competition is the only reason I still hold out hope for these things. Normally the Chinese stuff is banned from US sales but because this is a motorcycle and not a car it is much easier.
Yea, but don't forget about parts availability and quality. Hard to come by with something like that.

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Yea, but don't forget about parts availability and quality. Hard to come by with something like that.

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I think they are only making prototypes.

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