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Elio Momentum v35 – It’s Showtime Folks… Almost!

For serious automotive competitors, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit is a championship dream!


For those who truly have a passion for making cars and trucks, the North American International Auto Show is their Broadway, their Carnegie Hall, their World Series, Stanley Cup, NBA Finals, Super Bowl, and World Cup, all wrapped up in one gargantuan, glitzy extravaganza held every year during January in Detroit. It starts with an adrenaline-charged bang that kicks off Preview Week before the doors even open to the public and it’s filled with press conferences featuring spectacular – and often very theatrical – new model introductions. There are bright lights, executive-level networking events, enlightening speeches, some schmoozing, and a variety of special auto-related events, all topped off with a high-powered, black-tie Charity Preview for the industry’s movers and shakers… and cars. Did we mention the cars?

For the 2016 show, one very special vehicle – the Elio – will once again be on display. The P5 prototype will be featured in an exhibit space on the show’s main concourse, which will allow our Elio Motors team to again rub shoulders with the best and brightest in the industry.

We’ll be there for the excitement of Press Days, where 6,000 media from around the globe converge on Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit. We’ll be there to talk with the 15,000 industry employees who have special access after the press are long gone. We’ll even be there to greet the 800,000-plus consumers who pay good money to ogle and drool over the latest exotic and luxury vehicles that will be featured.

We might even put on our tuxedos or little black dresses to support the black tie Charity Preview, held the Friday of Preview Week, which has raised more than $100 million for local Detroit charities since its inception in 1976.

Being at the North American International Auto Show certainly gives us the opportunity to be on the main stage with the world’s top automakers. We won’t be swooning in awe, however; quite the contrary. It gives us the opportunity to talk about the momentum we continue to gain. Here are just a few of the things we will feature at the show:

  • Paul Elio will conduct a Satellite Media Tour to share the Elio Motors story with television news stations across the country.
  • We will provide an update regarding our E-Series prototypes, which are being developed to conduct engineering and testing for parameters that include aerodynamics, crash testing, and serviceability, just to name a few.
  • We’ll also talk about how the success of our current stock sale, which was made possible by the Regulation A+ ruling in the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startup (JOBS) Act, is what is enabling us to proceed with the E-Series.
  • And, of course, we’ll have the P5 front and center in our exhibit.

So next week in Detroit, Elio Motors will be at the Big Show, talking about where we are and where we are headed and enjoying a bit of the spotlight and theatrics that is the North American International Auto Show.

As Bob Fosse said on Broadway…”It’s showtime!”

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