Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Elio Reservations Update - Over 55,000! (55021)

It's taken about four months for reservations to go from 50K to 55K, averaging about 36 per day.

In my previous update about sales I was optimistically hoping to pick up my Elio in the summer of 2017, but, with the news that the first 100 will be going to an unnamed fleet company for testing, and with the current rate of prototype testing and schedule slippages, I think I'll adjust my hoped-for pickup date to the summer of 2018.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Body Panels, Powertrain Prepped and Ready for E-Series Assembly

(Original post at https://goo.gl/X6eXK4)

"Elio Motors’ Pilot Operations Center in Livonia, Mich., currently is a hotbed of activity in the building of the E-Series vehicles. In this week’s Momentum, we’re taking a look at the arrival of a shipment of body panels and engines/transmissions that have revved up our activities, so to speak.

If you recall, we have our own paint shop in the Pilot Operations Center. This means that the panels are shipped from our supplier, Molded Plastic Industries, primed and ready for paint prep. Because the E-Series vehicles will be hand assembled, the panels are individually painted before they are attached to the frame and vehicle buildup begins."

Elio Motors’ technician prepares the surface of a fender prior to painting.
Read the rest of the Elio blog post at https://goo.gl/X6eXK4