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Apr 15, 2014

A low-cost vehicle that gets 84 miles per gallon

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Paul Elio believes he’s found a niche in the personal transportation market with a low-cost vehicle that can go really far between trips to the gas station.

Elio Motors has designed a three-wheeled vehicle that gets 84 miles per gallon. And with an eight-gallon tank it can get more than 670 miles in one fill up. The car’s price tag: $6,800.

“We’re not just creating a new vehicle,” Elio said in a press release announcing that more than 10,000 people have already reserved the vehicle. “We’re creating an entirely new industry segment that appeals to people who want a low-cost, highly efficient mode of transportation, but still want to own a unique vehicle that will turn some heads. The Elio gives people the best of both worlds.”

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  • jack ryan on April 20, 2014 9:13 pm

    Does anyone know how much passenger/cargo weight this thing is supposed to be able to carry?

    Elio has never mentioned this spec, best I can tell.