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Old 03-13-2016, 05:24 PM   #1381 (permalink)
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:28 PM   #1382 (permalink)
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Elio Motors says they will deliver 100 vehicles to fleet customers 4th quarter 2016:

Elio Motors delays most of its trike deliveries to 2017

Deliveries to regular customers are delayed until 2017.
It sounds like they're going the route most of you expected because they can't find funding. Lower production numbers and higher cost. That's a shame. I'm getting the impression they're being too perfectionist... Some of use just want to see some product roll out, regardless of the NVH. I will have to send them an email. Personally, I'm ok spending up to $10k for my Elio.

I really think that one of those billionaires who always pumps philanthropy (Buffett, Zuckerberg, Gates, etc) should step up and buy Elio. As I've said before, 100k Elios on the road would do more good than just about anything else.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:40 PM   #1383 (permalink)
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Old 03-14-2016, 05:14 AM   #1384 (permalink)
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If the Elio engine could have been already available as a crate engine for repowerings into old Metros and other featherweight econoboxes from the 80's and 90's, or eventually in industrial and marine versions too, that would be an effective way to raise the cash required to start officially the production of the trikes.


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I really think that one of those billionaires who always pumps philanthropy (Buffett, Zuckerberg, Gates, etc) should step up and buy Elio.
And those do have the power ($$$) to lobby for some laws more favorable to trikes.
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Old 03-14-2016, 03:30 PM   #1385 (permalink)
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As soon as 100k of them are on the road they will be reclassified as cars and need all the emissions, crash standards and testing. At that point it costs more then a Mirage, seats two and gets a 45 mpg epa highway rating. I say buy your new $10,000 Mirage while gas prices are low. It's as close to an Elio that ever will be.
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:26 AM   #1386 (permalink)
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Does anyone actually know the number of times they have pushed back the production date?
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Does anyone actually know the number of times they have pushed back the production date?
Look at the first post on this thread.

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