Happy Friday Elio’ers! The holidays may be in the rearview mirror, but a new year and clean slate is right in front of us. The changing calendar evokes different emotions from different types of folks. For some, the uncertainty of anything new is inherently worrying; after all, there are no guarantees. For others, the future is filled with endless possibilities and limitless potential. We think that the Elio will ultimately meet both groups at the intersection of innovation and practicality.
Our goal from the beginning and one that we make progress on every day is to produce an innovative and transformative vehicle. Our three-wheeled configuration, distinct design, and unique experience is different enough to attract the crowd that views a new year as a canvas for endless possibilities.
In addition to being innovative, the Elio can act as a hedge for future changes.
Gas Prices- At up to 84 MPG on the highway, Elio Motors owners can enjoy the benefits of cheap gas prices and not worry about its likely rise. Historically, gas prices have been notoriously volatile. When gas prices eventually begin to creep back up, Elio Motors owners will be more than ready.
Reliability- According to Edmunds, the average price of a used car is a shade over $19,000. Many used car buyers are looking for a more reasonable deal, but these transactions typically include the caveat of “buyer beware.” The Elio, however, will cost less than half of the average used car and include a 3-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
New Tech- It’s been proven that option packages are profit centers for car dealers and a source of frustration for car buyers. Not only that, but these option packages are rarely subject to upgrade, so the newest tech is unattainable after the vehicle is purchased. With our ePlus: My Elio, My Way program, Elio owners can bring back their vehicles to an Elio store and add new tech to their vehicles a la carte. This way, you won’t need to buy a new vehicle to keep up with new technology.
Regardless of how you view the future, we think that the Elio is both exciting and practical. We think that the Elio can be the best of both worlds.
Before we leave you for the weekend, thanks to those of you that sent in emails and calls about the new Momentum format was difficult to read on some mobile devices. We are working on the fix and should have it in place next week.