Happy Friday Elio’ers! Two hundred and thirty nine years ago our forefathers signed a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain and as they say, the rest is history. Most of you are fortunate to have a three-day weekend to celebrate this important day in world history. We hope you are able to celebrate this great country while surrounded by family and friends. Please enjoy it safely.
Before we get this week’s blog, did you get a chance to check out the Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) with our CEO Paul Elio? Fun and interesting “interview” with fans new and old. It is worth a read here on Reddit or here on our website.
OK and now to the outcome of our fan and follower poll to choose the color of the P5…. drum roll please….
Wait, before we get to the final results, let’s talk about the process. Our goal was to have this be a fun, interactive chance for the folks that have been fans and supporters of Elio Motors to be an active part of the process and help choose the color of our next prototype. It was, but boy was this funny to watch from the bench…
The rules stated that there was one vote per person; a change from round one where we allowed for 25 votes/person. There was a lot of talk throughout the social networks about the integrity of the poll. We even received some pointed, almost angry, emails from people that thought the world was going to end because of people voting dishonestly multiple times. Heck, some people even sent direct emails to a member of the senior management team “expressing concern” over the execution of the poll.
This passion, even for something as fun as being part of the process, is just another reason to love our fervent Elio fans and followers! Just as we said to those emailers, we got this. One or two will not negatively impact our democratic process for the people of Elio.
So, we held our word and went through every vote that was processed and made sure that each person was allowed only one. Let’s just say that there are a couple people out there that seem to have a lot of time on their hands, a lot of time meaning over 15,000 votes. Yes, that is 15 t-h-o-u-s-a-n-d votes. We hope that they actually did something that involved a computer program as opposed to one after another… love the passion and the time commitment at the very least. There were also people that had made over 1,500 (three) and a half a dozen over 500. Oh, and just so everyone knows, both sides, Marshmallow and Red Hot, were represented in the multi-voting, but the Marshmallow folks did WAY more creative voting.
That said, the votes were counted and after taking out the multiple votes, the results flipped all the way around and Red Hot won in a decisive 60.3% to 39.7% victory. That is a great victory for Red Hot. It kind of feels like an underdog victory, but the people have spoken, and the results are true and real.
We appreciate all who took the time to vote and especially for all of your passion in this fun and light-hearted process!
The Elio Preview Tour:
July 3, 2015 – Morrison, CO – Bandimere Speedway – Free event for FutureElioOwners – Bandimere Speedway Office Parking 3051 S. Rooney Rd, Morrison, CO Hours: 5:30pm – 8:30pm – P4
July 4, 2015 – Morrison, CO – Bandimere Speedway (Thunder Mountain) – Hours – 3pm – 9pm – Race day, evening fireworks. Discounted tickets available to FutureElioOwners by entering “Elio” as a discount code when making purchases online at www.Bandimere.com
As always, thank you for your support and have a great weekend!