Happy Friday Elio’ers! We hope that the Fall is treating you well. The leaves outside are turning golden orange, a fantastic time of year. Remember to go out and replenish your Halloween candy this week so you have some for the neighborhood kids. You know what I am talking about… I can’t be the only one!
This week’s blog is about the P5 and the decision to include everyone as we create a new vehicle company. We continue down the path to this important milestone with transparency and the inclusion that you ask of us. It is our commitment to you as we want everyone to enjoy this journey with us.
We often think about this as a fan, too, and how things are typically done in this business. Do you remember seeing the ________’s (fill in the blank, any car manufacturer) first couple of prototypes at a car show or public event? Do you remember sitting in a series of generational prototypes leading to the final version? Um, unless you are a senior executive at one of these companies, the chances of this are slim to none. Most car and truck manufacturers spend thousands and thousands of dollars to make sure you cannot see them!
Not Elio Motors. We take the prototypes to the people. We let you touch them. We let sit in them and take pictures of every nook and cranny! Different. Oh yeah! That’s just what we do.
Who voted on the color of the last prototype for _______ (fill in any vehicle manufacturer of your choice)? We believe that there is only one correct answer to this question, and that is Elio Motors.
The Red Hot color was chosen by you. Why? Because we include you, our loyal fans, in the process because you continue to support the Elio mission. Some other vehicle company may be bold enough to copy this level of fan and follower inclusion at some point. If that happens, make sure that you remember that you were part of the first company to do this on national stage.
If you have read this far, thank you! We are pretty sure that most have skipped down to the pictures of the P5, like we would. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here some good reading material:
TODAY, October 23 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pep Boys at 2524 N Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale; Noon – 7pm – P4 show
October 24-25 – Chandler, AZ; Chandler Fashion Center, 3111 W Chandler Blvd; Sat – 10 am-9 pm; Sun 11 am-6 pm – P4 show
Thank you for your continued support!