Happy March Elio’ers, we are one month closer to changing the way you move!
It is time for the Elio to hit the road again! We are kicking off our 2014 Preview Tour starting next week. If you can, make sure that you come out and see it live. It is way better in person! And, in case you are wondering, and we know that you are, the tour is for getting a feel for the vehicle – sit in it, walk around it to see if it will fit in your garage (Yes!), and overall just take it all in. This is also a great way to get your questions answered and meet some of the great team behind Elio Motors. We strongly encourage you to take pictures and share them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or go old school and actually carry the picture around and show it to people. Will we do test drives, not just yet because this is a hand-built prototype, one-of-one, which we treat better than we treat ourselves. Test drives will come as we get closer to production.
Many have asked how we choose the cities and events for the stops. There is a “master plan” that the team has been working towards but with some flexibility built-in. Last year we hit markets 1 through 30 of the Top 60 markets in the US (plus a couple of bonus stops). The Top 60 markets are those markets where we anticipate having an Elio dealership. Did you catch the connection? Here are the 2013 stops:
This year’s tour started off fast and furious (as we have written about in prior blogs). The tour continues this week with a quick private stop in Washington DC and then we hit the road again! We are expanding our target to include the second 30 of the top 60 markets and more major public events. One of our first stops fits this perfectly – Daytona Beach, Florida for Daytona Bike Week! We are really looking forward to Bike Week, come and say “hello” if you are in the area!
We are going to start the next phase of the tour using two vehicles when we have multiple events to attend- the Rocket Silver P3 and the Creamsicle P4. We have decided to use both prototypes, when needed, to make sure that we get to all large events and allow even more of our fans and “pre-fans” to experience the Elio. Regardless of which prototype that you see, they both will allow you to get a great feel for what the vehicle is and what it will become. Here is a look at where we have been so far (green) and where we are going in the next couple of weeks (orange):
Please continue to watch the website for changes and additions to the tour!
We are also planning on some “bonus” stops between tour and event locations. These will be informal events held at hotels along the way to our next event. These stops will be communicated through the website (under the News tab) so keep checking back!
March is going to be another great month. Thanks for your continued support!
Early March Tour Stops:
March 4th – Knoxville, TN – 3 pm to 7pm – Hilton Knoxville Airport – McGee Tyson Airport – 2001 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701
March 6th – Phoenix, Arizona – 10am to 2pm – Arizona Capital Showing, 1700 West Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ
March 7th – 16th – Daytona Beach, Florida – Daytona Bike Week; We will be at 405 Main Street, Daytona Beach, FL (Tombstone Silverworks building)
March 17th and 18th – Savannah, Georgia – March 17th – St. Patty’s Day Parade Area – March 18th, 3-7pm, Embassy Suites Airport – 145 W. Mulberry Blvd (Exit 104), Savannah, Georgia
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