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Today, millions of Americans will exercise their rights as citizens and vote for the next President of the United States of America. As this has been a particularly contentious election, the conversations regarding the direction of the country will continue to rage amongst the passionate participants. At Elio Motors, we do not take sides in the political arena. Instead of supporting one party instead of the other, we focus on what we can do for the country. We are not a political party, but we believe that we have a platform that Americans can get behind.

You won’t see Elio Motors on the ballot today, but here is our platform:

Born in the USA

The issue of the economy has weighed heavily on voters this election season. Americans are worried about their economic future, and want to see more job creation and American made products. We share these concerns, which is why we are targeting 90% utilization of North American content in our vehicle, which will be produced in Shreveport, Louisiana. For some companies, the answer to cutting costs is to outsource jobs and manufacture their products in other countries, as they feel that is the ideal solution for their business model. Not for Elio Motors. We are dedicated to building our vehicle right here in the United States and creating American jobs in the process. By doing so, we can also reduce the expanding trade deficit of the United States.

Save Money, Save the Environment

Maximizing fuel-efficiency is of paramount concern to Elio Motors. We are targeting up to 84 MPG on the highway. Our fuel efficiency has a multitude of benefits. Elio Motors’ customers can save at the gas pump and they can play their part in working to save the environment from harmful pollutants being emitted into the atmosphere. Regardless of your views on climate change, curbing gasoline consumption is universally beneficial. By using less gasoline, we can help eliminate the United States’ dependence on foreign oil, which also helps the economy.

Affordable Transportation for All

The automotive industry is alive and well in the United States. Unfortunately for most Americans, there are few truly affordable options on the market. In fact, The Motley Fool has found that the average new vehicle in the United States is out of the price range for the everyday American. We believe that a safe, efficient, reliable, and American-made vehicle should be available to all Americans. Our vehicle will serve as the ultimate commuter vehicle. Our dream is that Americans will no longer have to turn down a job because they can’t afford exorbitant car prices as the Elio will make mobility affordable for all Americans.

On January 20th, 2017, there will be a new President of the United States. Regardless of the outcome, Elio Motors will continue our mission to alter the course of transportation. We don’t have a left, right, red, or blue agenda. We believe in creating American jobs, fuel-efficiency, and creating an affordable transportation alternative. While you cannot cast a vote for Elio Motors on any ballot, you can offer your vote of confidence and your continued support as together we can make a difference.

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