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Elio and Green Fleet 10/31/14

Happy Friday Elio friends and Happy Halloween!  This week in the blog we are going to talk about a potentially large part of Elio’s business, fleet.  The impetus: we attended the Green Fleet Conference and Expo this week in Schaumburg, IL with the P3 and members of our “Fleet Tour Team.”  Like other tour stops, we were definitely a hit and probably talked to every person in attendance (including other vendors).  We were next to a […]

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Tech Talk 40 – Engine Part 3

Machining of Individual Components Complete, Engine Prototype Testing Next In part one of this series on Elio engine development we discussed the need to develop a new engine from the ground up. As we dove deeper into the vehicle’s design, it was clear the Geo Metro engine upon which we hoped to base our design would not provide the right balance of power and fuel economy. Our engine development partner, IAV, went back to the […]

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This Stop – Birmingham!

Hello Elio’ers! This week’s tour blog is coming from the Summit Mall in Birmingham, AL and oh, what a warm welcome we received!  Not only was the weather perfect for an outdoor event, but the turn-out was nothing short of incredible.  It was a futureliowners convention with more t-shirts from Elio Motors, Elio wear, and three different chapters of future Elio owners groups than we’ve ever seen before!  They pulled up lawn chairs, and banners, […]

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The Top Three Website Questions – 10/24/14

Happy Friday Elio’ers!  This week we are going through the emails and comments we receive to answer your top 3 questions.  We have done this a couple of times in past blogs (here and here) so we won’t repeat those answers, even though they all would make the top 20 today!  Let’s take a look at this week’s top 3: Will there be a spare tire on the Elio? The short answer is no, there will […]

Elio Motors Passes First Review Phase for DOE ATVM Loan

Elio Motors Passes First Review Phase for U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Marks first company to advance to due diligence phase since program was revamped in early 2014 SOURCE: PR Newswire TROY, Mich., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Elio Motors Inc., makers of the ultra-fuel efficient Elio, announced today that its application for a DOE ATVM loan has passed the first of three phases of review. Now deemed “substantially complete,” the […]

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