Consumers in search of an eco-friendly "car" for their daily commute to work or school may be in luck! Elio Motors is preparing to launch their three-wheeled vehicle, which many are comparing to an enclosed motorcycle. An article posted today, April 21st, 2014 at the New York Daily News website calls the pending Elio Motors launch revolutionary.
The article also says Elio Motors claims their three-wheeled vehicle emissions are more eco-friendly than a years worth of cow farts. An interesting claim. Who wants to argue with that?
The car has room for the driver and one passenger, who will be seated behind the driver. If you are going solo, the rear-seat folds down allowing for storage space. The Elio will get 84 mpg, and claims to be able to travel over 600 miles in a single fill-up. Of course those are highway miles, but informational videos from Elio Motors state the vehicle will get over 40 mpg in city miles.
The company expects the car to do well in crash test ratings since it is has three airbags, and is built around a roll-cage. Elio is available with either a 5-speed manual or an automatic transmission, and has a 55-horsepower 0.9-liter 3-cylinder engine.
Elio Motors is currently taking deposits on their website for their vehicle, which will reportedly be available in 2015. Anyone who is interested can reserve their Elio for around $100. There are other options available, and additional information can be seen on the company website. The full cost of the Elio is $6800, a great deal for single or double commuters.
So while the Elio might not be the best option for everyone, it could save a lot of money for those who don't need much room while traveling.
What do you think? Would you reserve the Elio right now? Or, would rather wait until the car comes out to see what other consumers have to say about it?