By using a combination of lightweight materials and a unique aerodynamic body style, the three- wheeled vehicle will weigh a targeted 1,350 lbs, roughly half of the average 2,400 pound vehicle today. Front-to-back two-person seating is the secret to the company’s high fuel efficiency along with being half the width of traditional passenger cars. Therefore, the Elio moves half as much air as a traditional passenger car, and wind drag is the single biggest factor impacting fuel economy during highway driving.
Elio is engineered to meet the highest safety standards with a Safety Management System including three airbags, a unibody frame, Anti-Lock Braking System, and 50 percent larger crush zones than similar vehicles.
A low-cost vehicle doesn’t come from one single solution. Significant cost savings are only possible when a variety of engineering and business decisions, both big and small, drive the process.
Standard features include A/C Heat, AM/FM Stereo, power windows, power door lock and auxiliary port and cruise control.
Elio Motors will have a significant impact on the United States’ dependence on foreign oil. In just five years, Elio Motors projects that it will reduce total U.S. fuel consumption by 0.35 percent. By 2025, Elio Motors will save 3.5 billion gallons of gas and reduce CO2 emissions by 69 billion pounds.
Which means, Elio's 8-gallon tank can achieve up to 672-miles saving the average driver approximately $1,500 a year in fuel savings. So, your Elio pays for itself and plays a role in the environment.
It starts with world-class leadership including support of the automotive industry’s top suppliers to our impressive roster of industry icons that compile our Board of Directors. Add in a 3-year/36,000 mile warranty and Pep Boys as the anticipated official service provider with over 800 locations nationwide to serve you... and you can see why over 65,000 folks have made a reservation.
One of the most important long-term decisions made by Paul Elio was to develop our own engine from the ground up. There’s a reason Elio Motors is the first start-up vehicle manufacturer in 60 years to build its own internal combustion engine. It isn’t easy!
Elio Motors has partnered with the world-class team at IAV to design an engine that meets our fuel efficiency requirements and provides the performance that our customers demand. Our new engine is a bridge to the future that relies on a traditional internal combustion engine, but delivers significantly higher fuel efficiency.
The Elio features a fuel-injected, SOHC gas-powered, 3 cyl., .9 liter, liquid-cooled engine. The engine is 55 HP with 55 LB-FT of torque, has a top speed over 100 MPH, and goes 0-60 speed in projected 10.8 seconds.
Elio is committed to the American dream and in bringing American automotive ingenuity to every vehicle we build.
*MSRP excludes destination/delivery charges, taxes, title, registration, and options/installation.
Certain statements within this website including, but not limited to, statements related to anticipated commencement of commercial production, targeted pricing and performance goals, and statements that otherwise relate to future periods are forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made and based on information available to the Company on the date of this website. Elio Motors assumes no obligation to update the information within this website.