Happy Friday Elio’ers! This week we are going through the emails and comments we receive to answer your top 3 questions. We have done this a couple of times in past blogs (here and here) so we won’t repeat those answers, even though they all would make the top 20 today! Let’s take a look at this week’s top 3:
- Will there be a spare tire on the Elio?
The short answer is no, there will not be a spare tire available as standard equipment on the Elio. We will however offer a “flat repair kit” in its place. The spare tire has become non-standard equipment for new vehicles in recent years. The reasons are many, but the cost of the spare tire and the weight are two significant factors that manufactures like Elio and others use to help guide their decision. Consumer Reports did a piece on it recently (here is the link) that lists other manufacturers that have gone away from the spare tire.
- When will these be available in Canada, Yugoslavia, Belize, Germany….
The support we get outside of the country is incredible. Every day we get emails about when the Elio will be available in ____. We are even getting media coverage in countries all over the world almost every day! The emails usually follow the coverage – the last couple of weeks it has been an article in a German blog that has created the most buzz. Our strategy is still to get the US market up and running before going international. Once we have things humming here, we will start executing our international plan and share the Elio with the world!
- Do you have something that I can print out to show other people about the Elio?
This may be the single coolest thing about the project, if it isn’t the coolest, it is definitely in the top 5. We have been so fortunate to have an amazing group of fans and followers. A significant amount of our success to date has come from people, like you, that have supported the Elio not only with their reservations but going above and beyond and telling everyone they know about us! We get emails every day asking for something they can see and share with their network of friends and family that tells the Elio story. The best piece that we have is available on the website. This is a single page “Spec” sheet that tells people about the Elio. You can print out, save to your cell phone, or save a copy and add it to emails. This is a perfect conversation starter.
You can also share the blog (here), Facebook postings and the Tech Talk too!
This week in the Elio Preview Tour:
October 24-26 – Birmingham, AL – The Summit Mall, 243 Summit Drive. We are in the parking lot between Talbott’s and Belk. Today until 9pm, Saturday 10 am to 9 pm and Sunday noon to 6 pm. P4 show.
Remember to check the website to keep up-to-date with locations and times.
Thank you again for sharing Elio with your friends and family and for your continued support.