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Elio Motors says that 41 states have allowed for an easier licensing process for its three-wheel fuel efficient “autocycle.” Buyers of the Elio vehicle are benefiting from the new laws including the “autocycle” category, which means that Elio vehicle owners in 41 states don’t need a motorcycle license to drive the three-wheeler. With New Jersey […]

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Startup car company Elio Motors said back in 2013 it would deliver its economical three-wheeled, front-wheel-drive vehicle in 2014. The following year it promised production would begin in 2016. Now, after showing off its first test vehicle, the E1A, another production date is on the calendar — 2017. Unveiled in front of automotive suppliers and […]

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This week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Elio Motors debuted its fifth autocycle prototype – the P5 – in pre-production form. One key difference between the P5 and previous iterations is the newest model is powered by Elio’s own proprietary engine. The three-cylinder 0.9-liter engine was designed by Elio Motors after the company concluded […]

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In just two weeks from now, Elio Motors will “launch” its P5 prototype at the LA Auto Show. Founded in 2008 by Paul Elio, the company has taken more than 40,000 paid reservations, worked to raise funds and develop its idea, and says it is “set to launch its three-wheel vehicle in late 2016.” SEE […]

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Elio Motors has updated the design and powertrain of its prototype, bringing the company one step closer to producing its three-wheeled concept vehicle. The startup announced earlier this week that it has begun building the fifth prototype, the P5, of its autocycle. The slim, low-profiled vehicle is officially categorized as a motorcycle on three wheels. […]

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The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is urging legislators to remove laws that ban manufacturers from selling directly to consumers, saying it’s better to let consumers decide how and where to buy a new vehicle. The direct-to-consumer debate was stirred up again last week after the FTC sent a letter to Michigan legislators, who are considering […]

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Ambitious Elio Motors is building the engine of its first car from the ground up. According to Paul Elio, founder and CEO of Elio Motors, there are no shortcuts on the way to developing a $6,800 commuter vehicle that will get up to 84 mpg, even if it means becoming the first start-up vehicle company […]

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Elio Motors Inc’s application for a U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing (ATVM) loan has passed the first of three phases of review, is now “substantially complete,” and in the “due diligence” phase. The U.S.-based start-up is seeking $185 million in total to accelerate plans to begin production of its enclosed, three-wheeled gas-saving […]

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What has the wheels of a car, but only three? … And it qualifies as a motorcycle, but has a door, a roof, and promises 84 mpg? The answer? It’s simply called the Elio. It’s part automobile, part motorcycle, and some might consider it a poor man’s Tesla, or – given it only sports a […]

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Elio Motors confirmed its three-wheeled vehicle will launch in 2015, will sell for $6,800 and return 84 miles per gallon. With Earth Day (April 22) upon us, Elio Motors, Inc. CEO Paul Elio challenged his team to put into context the vehicle’s positive environmental impact. Of course, the team came up with some compelling information. […]

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