I remember being excited when I reserved my Elio back in January 2014. At the time I was under the impression that 60,000 reservations was a magical number, that it would be the official count that would launch the Elio production line. Sales were brisk,
January 2014 was a long time ago. Reservations were indeed brisk then, with over 100 Elios being reserved per day, on average, until the bubble burst in September of that year when Elio stopped the 50% bonus incentive program. Reservations bottomed at a low of around 10-20 per day for a period, but then slowly started to rebound as word of the engineering prototypes hit the media.
The reservations trend the past few months has been on a positive slope, likely because Elio has guaranteed a price of $7,000 for the first 65,000 locked-in reservationists. After that, the price goes up to $7,300, which is still an incredibly good value considering what you get.
I'm not sure if I'm as excited as when I ordered it, likely because I'm just numb from the waiting, as many early reservationists are. I think I'm also a little apathetic about the whole thing because I don't even know if or when I'll be able to take delivery in Canada.
Oh well, I've waited this long. I guess I can wait a little longer.