Rocket Fuel

How is 3 Greater Than 4?

Happy Friday Elio’ers! As you can probably imagine, we receive quite a bit of feedback about the design of the vehicle. For this, we are grateful, and the feedback that we receive from fans has made a difference! One common piece of feedback we hear is “Why not put two wheels in the rear of the vehicle, making it a four-wheel car?” It’s definitely an interesting thought, but we believe that 3 is actually greater than 4.


Math aside, today we will revisit  how we believe 3>4


Our three-wheel configuration saves Elio owners in a multitude of ways. For one, having three wheels as opposed to four makes the vehicle more affordable because fewer components result in fewer costs. One fewer wheel results in a more affordable vehicle for Elio owners. Also, our three-wheeled designation means we will be insured as a motorcycle, further saving Elio Motors customers.



We’ve all been there. You’re sitting in stop-and-go traffic, gritting your teeth and punching your steering wheel as you watch vehicles sail by in the HOV lane. As the Elio will be classified as either an autocycle or motorcycle, you’ll be able to join the serenity of the HOV lane. Not only that, but you won’t have to negotiate what you’re playing on the radio, like some in the carpool lane, because you can cruise the diamond lane by yourself (or have much easier access to the radio…).


Fads seem to work their way into just about every industry. Remember those silver, sleek flip phones that only a decade ago were the epitome of cool? It goes without saying that fads come and go with an impressive frequency. The Elio has many unique features, but one of the most recognizable is our three-wheeled configuration. Our configuration is unique and timeless. With front-wheel drive, traction and stability control, and the Elio Safety Management System the Elio can be unique and timeless without having to sacrifice safety.


Mathematicians may disagree, for now, but we firmly believe that in terms of the Elio, 3 is greater than 4. Our configuration makes the vehicle more affordable, saves time in the HOV lane, and makes for a distinct vehicle.

Thanks for your support and have a great weekend!

Share Button