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Hitting the Open Road With Elio


Happy Friday Elio’ers! While soccer, or “futbol” as some seem insistent on calling it, isn’t exactly America’s pastime, the World Cup has officially begun. While it’s undoubtedly a bummer that the United States is not a participant in the proceedings, it’s still something to watch during the slow summer sports season. If “futbol” isn’t exactly your bag, the College World Series is also taking this place in Omaha. Regardless, this weekend is also Father’s Day, and we’d like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank dads and father figures for all they do. Happy Father’s Day!

In past blogs, we’ve looked at different segments of the population that are drawn to the Elio and explored the reasons why. As we’re entering the part of the year that millions of Americans are enjoying a vacation, it seems fitting to look at how the Elio is an attractive vehicle for travelers.


First, let’s state the obvious. As our vehicle is a two-seater, it isn’t the “ultimate vacation vehicle,” nor does it pretend to be. If you’re a family of 6, you’ll probably want to keep the Elio in your garage during your road trip. If you’re traveling solo or with a companion, however, the Elio can fit perfectly into your summer plans. We’ve heard from countless reservation holders who have shared with us their planned jaunts around the country after they receive their Elio. The trunk space is enough for a carry-on bag and the rear seat folds forward for additional storage space if you’re traveling solo. If two are in transit and need more luggage space, we plan on offering options like luggage racks. If nothing else, taking the Elio on a road trip is an incentive to pack light!

The first and most obvious advantage of taking your Elio on a road trip is obvious: the savings. As gas prices continue to tick upward, every penny counts, and at up to 84 MPG on the highway, we’re talking about some serious savings. You can also save time by traveling in the Elio. With our fuel economy, your gas tank is almost assuredly going to outlast your bladder. Additionally, if you hit a congested stretch of highway with an HOV lane, you’ll be able to smartly cruise past nightmarish summer traffic.

Our vehicle has also garnered quite a bit of respect from the ultimate traveling community, RV’ers. Many want to know if they will be able to tow the Elio with their RV. The Elio will be a great vehicle for RV’ers. The vehicle will be flat towable behind your RV and all of these details will be rolled out as we get closer to the start of production. Together, the RV and the Elio make for a formidable travel duo.

As always, we appreciate your support and have a great Father’s Day!


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