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What does Elio Motors have in common with the world’s first real hoverboard, drones and brain mapping? They are all products that are considered some of the most advanced thinking in science, technology and engineering who are gathering in Washington, D.C. as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 3rd Annual The Future Is Here festival.
This four-day festival will focus on the most relevant topics in futuristic technology as part of a dynamic exploration into the future of the brain, body, life, and planet. So why Elio Motors? Because the Elio is the future of ultra-high-mileage, low cost commuter transportation, and it serves as the perfect commuter vehicle for those consumers who still need the occasional functionality of a pick-up truck, sport utility vehicle or minivan, but are looking for an affordable, fuel efficient vehicle for their solo driving. Additionally, the Elio is an “And” vehicle – It’s ultra low cost allows consumers to own both a larger vehicle for towing or large capacity seating, but use the Elio as the commuter workhorse and solo trips.
“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 76.3 percent of all commuters drive solo to work every morning,” said Paul Elio, CEO and Founder of Elio Motors. “That means most Americans drive four empty seats to work every day in gas guzzling vehicles. The Elio is a solution that can make an immediate impact on the environment and lessen our dependence on foreign oil.”
“Elio Motors offers a glimpse into the future of transportation, with cutting edge technology designed to decrease our dependency on fossil fuels and preserve our environment,” said Stephen Giannetti, Chief Revenue Officer of Smithsonian Enterprises. “We are proud to have Elio Motors on display at The Future Is Here festival this year.”
The Elio will be on display May 16-17 alongside others who in large part provide our window into the future.