CEO Elio Motors Paul Ilio broke a three-year silence: “We never stopped working to make our dream come true. The market has changed, with investors and consumers looking for innovative, environmentally friendly and affordable electric vehicles. We have a great option that will appeal to a very large segment. ”
The company and its partner Roush Performance are convinced that the Elio-G gasoline tricycle can be the basis for the electric version of the Elio-E starting at $ 14,900 (1.08 million rubles). In addition, the former GM plant in Shreveport, Louisiana is still on lease from Elio Motors along with “critical” equipment. Elio-E launch dates have not been announced.
Now all the forces of Elio Motors will be thrown into the development, testing and production of an electric car. If the Elio-E succeeds, the Elio-G will appear on the showcase as a worthy alternative. The prototype was equipped with a three-cylinder aspirated 0.9 (55 hp, 74 N • m) paired with “mechanics” or “automatic” Aisin. It is not clear which unit works in the end. More or less successful tricycle can be called Morgan 3 Wheeler, and battery mods collect pre-orders at best, like Nobe 100 and Daymak Spiritus.
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