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Elio Bringing Three-Wheeler to LA Auto Show

Car set to hit U.S. roads next year.

by on Nov.10, 2015

Elio Motors' new three-wheeler is coming to the L.A. Auto Show and is expected to hit the road in 2016.

Elio Motors, a six-year-old start-up preparing to put a three-wheeled passenger car on the road next year, plans to show off a prototype at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week.

Founded in 2008 by Paul Elio, who was concerned about the damage to the U.S. economy due to America’s dependence on foreign oil at the time, the Phoenix-based company has gradually matured with support from a broad crosssection of widely recognized automotive suppliers, such IAV, an engineering company that has done powertrain development for major automakers, ranging from Audi and General Motors to Peugeot.

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The heart of the Elio three-wheeler, which is longer, heavier and more sophisticated in terms of both and design and safety equipment, than the three-wheel motorcycles sold for recreation across the U.S., is a new, small, lightweight engine that will get up to 84 miles per gallon in normal city driving and cost only $6,800. (more…)

Elio Three-Wheeler Takes Next Step toward Reality

Maker using Pep Boys to service vehicles.

by on May.02, 2014

Elio Motors announced three guys named Manny, Moe and Jack, aka the Pep Boys, will handle the servicing of its three-wheelers.

Elio Motors’ three-wheeled car took another step toward fruition with the announcement that three guys named Manny, Moe and Jack will handle the servicing needs for future owners.

The yet-to-be-built car’s service needs will be handled by Pep Boys and its 800 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico. Pep Boys’ locations will service approximately 90% of all Elio Motors’ customers. The company is evaluating service options in remaining markets.

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“Providing a convenient and professional service experience is one of the most important elements in creating an overall positive customer ownership experience, so this is a crucial step on our development,” said Paul Elio, CEO of Elio Motors. (more…)