So, how many smarties are thinking of going Elio if/when they start production? I'm very curious...
Very, very true !!!An Elio will not be a similar experience to a motorcycle. If you like motorcycles, and are expecting an Elio to mimic a bike, you won't be very happy with it. I ride a motorcycle, and have a smart, and I think my next caged vehicle will either be a Prius or an Elio. save money on my commuter/rain/cold weather vehicle, spend more on riding/vacations/etc!
DITTO (12/23/13)Just went all in.... I will keep my smart also.
Indeed they are....They (Elio) have stated in numerous articles and interviews that the car will use existing technology, and off the shelf parts that are readily available at any auto parts store, and they announced an alliance with Pep Boys auto parts.
Although none have been built yet (except for the 4 prototypes) it looks like they are doing their homework before the production units roll out. I'd give them a chance!!
Well,I'll give them a chance - but I won't give them any cash until I see a production model available for sale. There's a huge difference between Elio & company versus an established car company and I suspect Elio's going to need far more cash than he'll get before a real production model can be built. I hope I'm wrong - it looks like a vehicle I'd like to drive!