Happy Friday Elio’ers! For many of us, the opportunity to soak in the sunshine has only begun. In other locales, however, warm temperatures are pretty much ho-hum. Past blogs have focused on a handful of states in a series that we call “Bloglights.” As summer approaches, it seems only appropriate to take a close look at a state that enjoys perpetual rays, the Sunshine State.
Florida is a state that the Elio Motors team knows quite well. The Tour Team has made appearances in Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Destin, West Palm Beach, Daytona Beach, among others. We have enjoyed tremendous crowds at Florida malls and at events like Bike Week and Barrett Jackson. Florida remains high on the list for future visits based on the reception we’ve received. Note- if you want to know where the next Elio event will take place, we strongly recommend that you either sign up for our emails and like us on Facebook.
The state of Florida has been an early and active supporter of Elio Motors. As a matter of fact, without naming names, reservation holder number 52 resides in the Sunshine State. Out of all 50 states, Florida ranks 3rd in terms of overall reservation holders. Reservation holders span the entire state, from Walnut Hill to Yulee all the way to Key West. Can you guess the top three cities of Elio Motors reservation holders?
And, in somewhat of an upset, Number 1 is…Orlando!
Florida has been a tremendous state for Elio Motors, both in terms of turnout for events and the volume of reservation holders.
Speaking of Florida, we have recently made legislative progress in the area. While Elio owners were already good to go in the state, an autocycle definition was recently signed into law. Below you’ll find the definition of autocycle in Florida:
A three-wheeled motorcycle that has two -wheels in the front and one wheel in the back; is equipped with a roll cage or roll hoops, a seat belt for each occupant, antilock brakes, a steering wheel, and seating that does not require the operator to straddle or sit astride it; and is manufactured in accordance with the applicable federal 60 motorcycle safety standards in 49 C.F.R. part 571 by a 61 manufacturer registered with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration
While we didn’t necessarily need an autocycle definition in Florida, it’s great to see that states are continuing to understand our vehicle and what we’re about.
Thank you, Florida, for all of your support!