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Elio Motors...80+ MPG HWY...retails ~ $7K...to be built in USA

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  1. 4re Nut

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    Ironically this is the same plant where GM produced the HUMMER H3...

    http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2013/01/shreveport_gm_plant_acquired_b.html

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elio-Motors/129518003779747

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  2. GrigioGuy

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    Just another reverse-trike motorcycle. My guess is the company's designed to make more money from gov't green subsidies than actual sales.
     
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    T-rex is a tad over $7k.
     
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    And infinitely more awesome.

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    Thats anything going green. Its not for the environment, its all about putting green in their pocket.
     
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    The guy is a troll of some sort. The vehicle in the pix looks to be a one-off made by some left-handed foreigners high on opiates, never mind the laughable claim of safety and a $6,800 price tag.
     
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    The article states that the current site is 3 million acres! Is that right? No wonder GM went BK.
     
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    Nice catch; our local paper is famous, err infamous for errors like that.

    Per a Shreveport paper, http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20130102/NEWS05/130102010/Former-GM-plant-has-buyer:

     
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  13. 4re Nut

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    Edging closer to reality...

    Caddo commission approves purchase of GM plant | NOLA.com

    ...with just a bit of politics involved. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, in all fairness, she is probably right.
     
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    Agreed. By "bit of politics" I was referring to the whole process, not just the lawsuit.
     
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    This is going to be Shreveport's Monorail.
     
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    My step-dad lives in the area and is something like #18 on the wait list....he ordered one within a day or two of when they were available in "Razorback Red" (he's a big Arkansas fan). He has gone on a tour or two of the facilities, and says it looks for real as best as he can tell, but who knows.

    Seems like a fun little run-around vehicle for a small town or tight urban environment. At the price, seems hard to go too wrong. Still, I think I prefer my 3-Wheelers in the Morgan flavor. ;)
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    #23 4re Nut, Mar 13, 2014
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    Wow, that list is up to ~ 11K...

    ...per the News section of the site, Elio Motors: Ultra High Mileage Car.

    As a Louisiana resident I thank you for supporting Shreveport's economy. :D

    Did you do it for the shirt or the bumper sticker?

    Elio Motors

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    Problem is Government regulations to mass produce a vehicle like this.. Key to success for them is to sell a turn key minus kit to bypass the idiotic DOT crap rules..
     
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    Since it will be licensed as a motorcycle, I believe most of that will be non issue.

    Reminds me a lot of the Pulse I used to own, which got close to 100mpg w/ the stock motor.
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