Driving into the Future: The Three-Wheeled Car

Elio GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- The federal government considers anything with less than four wheels a motorcycle, but a new three-wheeled vehicle from Elio Motors looks and drives far differently than the standard motorbike.

Their new vehicle, simply called The Elio, also gets 84 highway miles per gallon and costs under $7,00o prompting some to call it a new wave of transportation. The Elio seats two tandem style and travels up to 100 miles per hour.

Larry Handwerk pre-ordered one, and will receive the 527th off the assembly line.  He says he’s in it for the gas mileage but was sold on the amenities.

“It’s got all the amenities that you’d have in an automobile but you have the practicality of a motorcycle,” he said.

The Elio weighs around 900 lbs. and will have 50 to 70 horsepower with a three cylinder one liter fuel injected engine.

Elio Vice President of Sales Jerome Vassallo says the company is expecting a five-star safety rating.  But, a crash test rating won’t be determined until The Elio goes into production.

The Elio is expected to go into production summer 2014.  You can find more information on their website:


5 Comments to “Driving into the Future: The Three-Wheeled Car”

    Ritter & Associates said:
    June 28, 2013 at 3:51 AM

    I can't wait to see these on roads in the future. And if possible, just like Google car, it can drive itself.

    Guest said:
    June 28, 2013 at 11:03 AM

    Death Trap,, a $6,800 coffin.
    If it is a great innovation to motor vehicle travel.
    Then where are the major investors. Why ask the little guy to up-front the cash with the hope of getting it in 2014. Notice the tern used, refundable.
    If major independent investor's where involved, it would be on the road this year.
    I sense a Ponzi in action.

    Ed Malfroid said:
    June 28, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Good story. You did however, leave a 0 off the price of the car.

    Locksmith said:
    June 29, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    You really should proof read your copy before you post it. More and more mistakes lately. But the car is cool and if it does have a complete roll cage it may be safer than a motorcycle and worthy of checking out.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s