It’s small, it has three wheels and it’s American made, a recipe that should grab the interest of potential customers.
This is the Elio P5, a creation of Elio Motors, that was presented in Los Angeles, two months ago, before taken to Detroit.
The company’s founder and CEO, Paul Elio, appears in the short film and talks about some of the car’s core figures, such as fuel consumption, estimated at 84 mpg (2.8L/100km) and the targeted price of $6,800, once the vehicle will be ready for production.
Initial data released by Elio Motors in 2015 revealed that more than 47,000 reservations were made for the P5 that uses a 0.9-liter three-cylinder engine and needs 9.6sec to sprint from zero to 60mph (96km/h), with a top speed of more than 100mph (160km/h).
It should not be long until the Elio P5 arrives in the market, as it will soon hit the assembly line in Shreveport, Louisiana, where 1,500 people will be employed and an additional 1,500 jobs will be created from the supply base. The firm estimates that the three wheeler will create or sustain approximately 18,000 jobs nationwide.