Happy Friday Elio’ers! If you’ve been following us for any length of time, you know that we publish two blogs each week (with a corresponding email): the Momentum and the Three Wheeling Friday Blog. There is a difference between the two, as the Momentum deals with the more nuts and bolts and technical aspects of the Elio while the Friday Blog is a little more casual and shows the lighter side of Elio. In that vein, this week we’re going to take a look at what an average day in the life of an Elio driver might look like.
First, no matter the time of year, the Elio driver will be covered. Air conditioning, heat, and defrost all come standard, so drivers are covered if it’s a blisteringly hot day or a teeth-rattling winter morning. Additionally, as a front wheel drive vehicle, the Elio will be able to pull through some snowy conditions, but it won’t replace your SUV.
Our Elio driver opens the garage door and backs out of the garage. The Elio has a reverse gear, but not a rear window. Why? Frankly, with our front-to-back seating configuration, it’s unnecessary and the side mirrors provide the driver with more than enough rearward visibility. For drivers that want 100 percent visibility, we plan on offering a rearview camera as an option.
Our first stop this morning is a drive-through coffee shop just around the corner. Turning down the standard AM/FM radio, we make our order. The driver will easily be able to reach a fast food counter. Once we have received our steaming hot cup of Joe, the coffee can be placed in the cupholder located to the right of the driver. If we have a passenger, they also have a cup holder in the back seat.
Now, it’s time to head to work. We’re running late and there’s unbearable traffic up ahead, but luckily, with our autocycle/motorcycle designation, we can sail past the morning traffic in the HOV lane. We make it to work with 5 minutes to spare and can easily parallel park in the closest spot. Another win!
After a solid 8 hours of our nose to the grindstone, it’s time to head home. Unfortunately, it rained during the day and our Elio is looking a little dirty. While a custom cover will be available as an option, we neglected to bring it today, so we’ll head over to a car wash. The Elio will easily go through a standard car wash, and now we’re heading home in a fresh and clean Elio. We’ll stop at a gas station for some beef jerky, but don’t need to fill up because we filled up a couple of weeks ago. At up to 84 MPG on the highway and an 8-gallon tank, we sometimes forget where the closest gas station is. We’ll take the long way home because the Elio is simply a fun vehicle to drive.
Thanks for spending a day with us and we hope you have a fantastic weekend!