Happy Friday Elio’ers! In case you missed last week’s Friday blog we covered some vehicle topics that might not always get top billing, but are important nonetheless. We’ve covered a few of these topics before, but wanted to make sure our newer supporters are also in the know. Last week, we answered questions regarding the Elio key, interior lighting, seating, and storage space. As is often the case, this blog created a number of questions from Elio supporters regarding Elio “odds and ends.” So today, we will answer some of the most common questions that came in following last week’s blog!
How many cup holders are in the vehicle and where are they located?
No fear, both occupants will stay adequately hydrated (or caffeinated) in the Elio. The driver’s cup holder is located in front of the gear shift, while the rear cup holder is situated in front of the passenger.
What material comes standard on the floor of the vehicle?
Black carpeting will come standard in the Elio and if you want a different color of carpeting it will be available through our ePlus: My Elio, My Way option program. This is a recent change and isn’t even reflected on the configurator yet.
Will the Elio have a space to store insurance, registration, and other important documents?
Yes, the storage area is located on the lower right-hand side of the driver’s seat below the gear shifter. Also, there will be a kind of “map pocket” located inside the door.
Will daytime running lights come as a standard feature?
Daytime running lights will not come as a standard feature. Remember, we are looking to make the Elio as affordable as we possibly can. While daytime running lights will not be standard, it can be a feature if you turn on your headlights every time you start up your Elio!
Will there be a hook in the rear seat to keep my clothes from getting wrinkled?
Yes, you will be able to transport your dry cleaning in the Elio as a clothing hook comes standard over the window in the rear seat.
Will there be an option for lights on the fenders?
At this stage, we do not plan on offering lights on the fenders of the Elio. In terms of visibility, the Elio is by no means the first vehicle to have outbound wheels (think the Plymouth Prowler) but fender reflectors will be available. The reflectors are on the “bubble list,” meaning that if we can fit them into the base price they will come standard. Stay tuned!
Will the Elio pull a trailer?
The Elio is designed to do many things: achieve incredible gas mileage, sail through the HOV lane, and much more. Our first model is not designed to pull a trailer and at this stage, we do not plan on offering a trailer hitch as an option. For extra luggage space, a roof rack will be available as an option.
Thanks for your continued support and have a fantastic weekend!