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Elio Motors. A simple, brilliant idea.

84 MPG

Up to 84 MPG: Engineered to go the distance.

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.


Safety is top priority.

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.


Did you say a targeted $6,800* base price?

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.


A profound effect on the economy and environment.

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.

World Class Vehicle

The makings of a world-class vehicle.

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 55,000+ folks have made a reservation.

Efficient and Powerful

Blending fuel-efficiency, torque and power.

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.

All-American pedigree.

Elio is committed to the American dream and in bringing American automotive ingenuity to every vehicle we build.

  • Manufacturing facility Is former General Motors Hummer H3 facility in Shreveport, Louisiana.
  • Targeting utilization 90% North American content that is re-engineered using proven and existing technology.
  • Estimated that upwards of 1,500 direct US jobs will be created in Shreveport.
  • An additional 1,500 jobs from the supply base, Elio Motors corporate, as well as sales and service once full production is underway.
  • Plus, approximately 18,000 indirect jobs nationwide are projected to be created or sustained.

Reserve for as little as $100 and receive:

  • A limited time 25% bonus.
  • Official place in line for your Elio as one of 55,000+ reservation holders
  • Reserve by September 4, 2016 and receive a limited edition Elio T-shirt
  • Bumper sticker
Elio T-shirt

* Starting MSRP excludes destination/delivery charge, taxes, title, registration, and options/installation.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements on this website are “forward-looking statements.” These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking information. Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from planned operations include, without limitation, delays in receipt of adequate financing, delays in commencement of production, decreased consumer interest in the Company’s products, downturn in general economic conditions, increased production costs and availability of raw materials, competition, and unfavorable market and regulatory conditions, all of which are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many of which are beyond the Company’s control. Readers are referred to the Company’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, 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. The information contained on this website is a statement of the Company’s present intentions, beliefs or expectations and is based upon, among other things, the existing business environment, industry conditions, market conditions and prices, the economy in general and the Company’s assumptions. The Company may change its intentions, beliefs or expectations at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in its assumptions or otherwise, and it undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason. The cautionary statements contained or referred to on this website should be considered in connection with any subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements that the Company or persons acting on its behalf may issue.