Elio Motors is nearing completion of its first E-Series vehicle at its Pilot Operations Center in Livonia, Michigan and we’re excited to visually share the story of the process in this week’s Momentum. So, if you’re wondering what we’ve been doing the first week of summer vacation, here’s a peek. We’ll try to keep it from getting too techie, but you know how engineers roll…
For those of you who are all about efficiency and power, here’s a great shot of the E-Series powertrain pictured in mid-installation, in position in the engine cradle. Note the engine stabilizing bar from the front support awaiting connection and the transmission mount on top of the frame rail, just above and to the left of the coil-over shock assembly.
The E-Series powertrain pictured in mid-installation, in position in the engine cradle.
When it comes to the E-Series’ handling, it’s all about the suspension. This is the left-front suspension of the vehicle being assembled at the Pilot Operations Center. As we’ve mentioned previously, the E-Series has an independent suspension up front, consisting of unequal upper and lower control arms, incorporating a coil-over shock absorber design, which provides excellent handling and stability.
The left-front suspension of the first E-Series vehicle being assembled at the Pilot Operations Center.
The E-Series’ swing-arm rear suspension also has been installed, with the ABS system’s electrical connection ready to be connected in this picture. Notice the multi-toothed ABS tone ring that is protected in the middle of the swing-arm assembly. When mounted, the E-Series’ rear wheel also helps provide protection for the tone ring.