Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Elio Motors Releases Body Framing and Engine Cradle Design to Suppliers for E-Series Engineering Prototype Builds

"Elio Motors, the startup vehicle manufacturer launching a three-wheeled vehicle that will get up to 84 MPG with a targeted base price of $6,800, today announced that it has released to its suppliers the body framing and engine cradle design for its E-Series engineering prototypes. The E-Series prototypes will be used for safety, wind tunnel and manufacturability validation, prior to the start of commercial production."

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Elio Reservations Update - Over 50,000! (50155)

It's been a long time coming but we've finally reached the 50k milestone!

When I put my deposit on the Elio sales were fairly brisk, routinely exceeding 50 per day (averaged) and often 100 per day. After September 2014, when the 50% reservation bonus was withdrawn, the reservation rate dropped remarkably, averaging mostly between 20 and 30 per day. With the recent auto shows and the commercial, sales the past few weeks have been better, seeing reservations of over 40 per day, on average. (Note that Elio reinstated the 50% reservation bonus, but the numbers never returned to the previous sales performance.)