How Elio Motors Wants To Redefine Three-Wheelers, Starting With The Law

For as long as they've existed in the vehicular landscape, three-wheelers have occupied a sort of nebulous space between motorcycles and cars, and not just because of their wheel count. They're usually legally classified as with motorcycles, which has meant a few headaches for Elio Motors, the startup automaker that… » 3/27/15 12:06pm 3/27/15 12:06pm

Elio Releases 'Definitive' 2016 Model At CES 2015

Elio has released their "definitive" 2016 model at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, even though the electric-looking three-wheeler is gasoline powered. Our very own Tavarish spoke to Elio's CEO a few days ago and The Verge's Sam Scheffer took the fourth version of the vehicle out onto the strip for some… » 1/10/15 11:10am 1/10/15 11:10am

Is This Where Elio Got Their 84 MPG Number?

One of the things I've never fully understood about Elio Motor's still-not-quite-real new car is their focus on a gas mileage rating of 84 MPG. Why 84? Why not 85, or 80? What's so magical about 84? They almost certainly picked that number for non-technical reasons, since they don't even have an engine yet. Maybe it… » 12/01/14 9:25pm 12/01/14 9:25pm