By using a combination of lightweight materials and a unique aerodynamic body style, the three- wheeled vehicle will weigh slightly more than 1,200 pounds, 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 reinforced roll-cage 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.
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 8 billion gallons of gas and reduce CO2 emissions by 160 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 official service provider with over 800 locations nationwide to serve you... and you can see why 48,000+ 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 9.6 seconds.
Elio is committed to the American dream and in bringing American automotive ingenuity to every vehicle we build.