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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.

Beyond the Headlines!

“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…)

Pep Boys Fined $5 Million for Clean Air Violations

Largest importation case in history has more than 35 different Chinese manufacturers building illegal vehicles and engines.

by on May.11, 2010

Pep Boys and Baja imported at least 241,000 illegal vehicles and engines.

Manny, Moe & Jack – the Pep Boys – have agreed to take corrective measures and pay $5 million in civil penalties to settle claims that it violated the Clean Air Act.

The auto discount chain that “Does Everything for Less” was importing and selling motorcycles, recreational vehicles and generators manufactured in China that do not comply with environmental requirements, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Justice Department said.

Baja, Inc., which supplied the non-compliant vehicles to Pep Boys, is also settling with the U.S.

Equipment imported into the United States that does not meet U.S. pollution control rules is illegal, and bad for human health and the environment. In addition, it hurts U.S. companies that comply with U.S. law.

Critics say that this just the latest example of how illegal Chinese goods continue to come into the country due to the ineffectiveness and lax enforcement by U.S. Government agencies.

“Importers of foreign made vehicles and engines must comply with the same Clean Air Act requirements that apply to those selling domestic products, and this settlement demonstrates that we will take strong action to ensure that importers comply with their obligations,” said Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division.