Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Elio Reservations Update (29578)

The overall average is now around 104 reservations per day, with an average of 202 being reserved per day this past week.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Elio Reservations Update - Over 20,000! (20187)

There was a big surge last week in the average number of Elios sold per day: 217, with the average being about 931.

Since February 2014, when I started keeping stats.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Flame-Spray Industries Named as Supplier of Cylinder Coating Technology

"Elio Motors, Inc., which will launch an enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle in 2015 has named Flame-Spray Industries, Inc., a leading supplier of cylinder coating technology as one of its key suppliers.
Flame-Spray will use its patented and award winning plasma-transferred wire arc (PTWA) technology. The process involves accelerating a fine mist of molten steel at high speed onto a prepared surface and then honing that surface into a piston-ready cylinder bore. The technology, which is used on high performance sports cars such as the Mustang GT500 and the Nissan GT/R, improves heat transfer and reduces friction. For Elio Motors, it is projected to boost engine performance by 10 percent, while reducing engine weight, helping Elio Motors achieve its 84 miles per gallon target."
Read more at http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1839048.

(released April 8, 2014)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Elio Motors Inc. Hits 10,000 Reservations

From http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1746173:
Elio Motors announced that reservations for its aerodynamic, enclosed 3-wheel vehicle surpassed 10,000. The high level of interest is evidence that consumers are clamoring for an entirely new type of transportation option, according to Paul Elio, Founder and CEO of Elio Motors.
The vehicle, which is slated for production in 2015, will have a sticker price of $6,800.00, will achieve 84 miles per gallon fuel efficiency and is engineered to achieve a 5-star crash test safety rating. The vehicle is perfect for individual commuters looking for an inexpensive and fuel efficient mode of transportation, but who also yearn for a unique expression of their passion for driving.
Read the rest of the article at http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1746173.

Some Elio Sales Stats

Collected from the reservations figures posted periodically on the Elio Motors website. The graphs will be updated automatically as I continue to collect the data, even beyond the posting date.

Elio Reservations Update (10046)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Elio Reservations Update (7586)

My New Elio!

My new Elio?!! What?!!

On January 12 I placed a non-refundable deposit for a new vehicle, an "autocycle" as it's being coined in some areas -- an Elio Motors reverse-trike. If all goes well, I'd love to take delivery in the summer of 2015.

courtesy Elio Motors
I first learned about this vehicle about a week ago, and the story about it is captivating. It has just three wheels so is classed as a motorcycle, but is front wheel drive unlike most other "trikes". It has the usual car amenities that you would expect, such power doors and windows, and air conditioning. It seats two (behind each other), and has a surprising amount of interior room for the driver. It has three airbags, and comes with a five star crash rating (anticipated, based on computer modelling). 

The price? $6800? Yes, you read that right. Six thousand eight hundred dollars. 


Kudos to engineer and Elio Motors' CEO Paul Elio for getting this project off the ground. This goal of making an extremely affordable vehicle, and one that gets 84 MPG (101 miles per imperial gallon, or 2.8 litres / 100 km) to boot, is laudable

I've started this blog to document my "Elio journey", from my order, through the process of getting it manufactured, the delivery (or pickup, if the timing works out), and the road trips I hope to take with it. I plan to post any significant correspondence I receive from Elio Motors, as well as interesting links I find to articles or videos about the vehicle. 

Please follow along!