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Old 05-24-2014, 12:11 AM   #15
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Mark...you appear to live in Louisville KY.... If so...you might see me in my ugly car getting that nice high fuel economy as I motor to work each day from the Gene Snyder to downtown on 64. Parked next to the SMART I use as a daily driver...is my Porsche 968. It looks really great....but it sux gas like a pick up truck and does not get to hit the road every morning like that ugly SMART. 45MPG beat 18MPG any day...
Don't get your hopes up on the Elio. There's no factory and only about 3 prototypes, maybe. The startup date is always a year from now. They are happy, however, to collect as many deposits as possible.
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I think electric cars might work as a toad if they could charge while being towed. In the meantime, I like my diesel VW, at a good 50 might on the highway.

Plug the electric car it into an inverter in the RV that is running from batteries being charged by the RV engine alternator.
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John... I'll post a photo of two Elio's in my driveway after delivery. But I am sure you will discover one on the highway before I get mine.
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John... I'll post a photo of two Elio's in my driveway after delivery. But I am sure you will discover one on the highway before I get mine.
There's an Elio thread on IRV2 somewhere. You should read it. There's some interesting discussion there.
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As of May 4, 2014 it appears that the deal for the Louisiana factory is falling apart. The article I read said that the people in charge of selling the ex GM factory lost faith in Elio's ability to come up with the money and sought out another buyer. Doesn't look good for the 2015 production date.
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