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Video: Unveiling of the First E-Series Vehicle | Elio Momentum v61

First E-Series Vehicle Revealed

The energy in the room consisted of both excitement and a sense of pride and accomplishment as we prepared our first E-Series vehicle – the E1A – for debut in front of what turned out to be a standing-room-only, capacity crowd of Elio Motors’ suppliers and invited guests at our Pilot Operations Center in Livonia, Mich. We’ve been sharing details about the progress of the first E-Series vehicle for the last few weeks, but there’s nothing like seeing the finished product unveiled for yourself.

The E1A sat patiently under a green Elio Motors cover as Paul Elio spoke about the challenges that the company had overcome to get to the testing and validation stage represented in the E-Series. Finally, with the jingle of keys in Paul’s hand, the cover was removed, and the E1A made its first public appearance before a crowd of more than 250 attendees.

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Paul Elio addresses a crowd of more than 250 at the reveal for the first E-Series vehicle.

After the keys were ceremonially passed from Paul Elio to a Continental representative, the Elio Motors supply partner that, among other components, will be calibrating the anti-lock braking system on the vehicle, the reveal was complete.

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The unveiling of the E1A resulted in a standing ovation from the suppliers, government officials and Elio Motors employees attending the event.

The crowd, which included engineers and executives from more than 82 different suppliers, media outlets, a handful of elected officials (including U.S. Congressional Representative Debbie Dingell), Elio Motors board members, and a number of company executives, gave the revealed E1A vehicle a standing ovation. This unveiling signified the progress that the company had achieved in reaching this phase of testing.

The reveal for the E1A is the culmination of a number of events and milestones that Elio Motors has completed in its journey to produce a safe, American-made, affordable, and fuel-efficient vehicle. These include:

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Paul Elio poses with U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell (seated) after the E1A was revealed.

With the unveiling of this first E-Series vehicle recorded for posterity, we’ve now quietly swept up the confetti and our team is hard at work again building the remainder of the E-Series vehicles in preparation for the rest of the testing before our 100 pre-production vehicle fleet build occurs.

To hear Paul talk about the vehicle and see not only the E1A, but also the P-Series prototypes as they were displayed at the reveal, click the image below.

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Click on the image to see video highlights of Paul Elio’s remarks at the E-Series unveiling.

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