Three wheeled vehicles from new ElioMotors for the US market

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Three wheeled vehicles from new ElioMotors for the US market

Post by Rutiger » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:55 pm

With a sticker price under $7000, I imagine these vehicles will catch on, espescially in the warmer, southern US states. Looks like they would have some trouble in snow and icy road conditions. Even the cheapest cars available in the US, say a KIA or a Hyundai, are twice that price. The cheapest electric vehicles are over $30,000. Some day the current low oil prices will be a memory, and 84 miles per gallon (MPG) will be attractive (84 MPG = 36 kpl). Might be scary to drive one of these Elio vehicles with all the massive SUVs and trucks on the road, though. We'll see how safe the passsenger compartment is. Probably will be a hit with cash-strapped college kids first. I see they are filling the US television airwaves with commercials promoting this vehicle.

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Re: Three wheeled vehicles from new ElioMotors for the US market

Post by Kuroneko » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:25 pm

Back to the 1950's UK :D

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Re: Three wheeled vehicles from new ElioMotors for the US market

Post by John Bingham » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:34 pm

That bubble-car looks like a BMW Isetta:

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Post by General Mackevili » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:18 pm

Rutiger wrote:I imagine these vehicles will catch on, espescially in the warmer, southern US states.
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Re: Three wheeled vehicles from new ElioMotors for the US market

Post by Kuroneko » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:49 am

[quote="John Bingham"]That bubble-car looks like a BMW Isetta:

It's a Heinkel Trojan, fairly similar. When I was in senior high a girl in my class had a boyfriend with a Messerschmitt KR200, not the ideal "courting car" :lol:

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Re: Three wheeled vehicles from new ElioMotors for the US market

Post by bolueeleh » Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:25 pm

my toilet seat is bigger than most of these cars :ROFL2: i have big ass
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Re: Three wheeled vehicles from new ElioMotors for the US market

Post by Sailorman » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:03 pm

Three-cyl fuel-injected 55hp engine could be very popular as a second car for families or an around town car for city dwellers. I don't see it as a freeway car, but might make a good/cheap commuter car. Back when the VW bug came out, all the people with big American land-yachts turned their noses up at them, and look how many VW sold. I say, bring back the original bug, but with a computer-controlled air-cooled flat 4 cyl. The VW that is now produced is an overpriced piece of cr*p. KISS=Keep it Simple and Stupid.
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