I have been following them daily since I discovered them here and I really think this is going to be my next car. To know that they already have purchased a plant here in the states is just so exciting!
It's not ugly and it's not a car. It's a put the fun in functional enclosed Trikke. If it beats all the others to market in 2014.........I'm with Derwin on this $6800 beauty at 84 mpg.
Count me in too. I don't think it's ugly either. I like it's looks a lot better than the Leaf or i MIEV.
It just needs a little black trim to set it off
I wish they'd make an electric one, but I get that it's faster and cheaper to make it with an ICE, and the mileage, simplicity and price are hard to beat.
its an ugly car. I wouldn't get one even its made in Louisiana.
Well, I guess it's a look that only a mother could love! lol
I agree... it's kind of "ugly"... but in a good way! I love things that are weird and off-putting, and this fits the bill. And, as RAN said, a little black trim here and there, and this thing will look pretty good!
It don't tilt, and that is a major setback. But it's unique... it gets over 80 MPG... and the BEST thing about it is that it will cost only $6800! Dang... you can't beat that with a stick! So, yeah, I am strongly leaning towards getting one.
That said, though, if LIT comes out with thier vehicle, or the g-swing is made available, then this car will be dropped like prom dress! (I heard that phrase on TV last week!)
The MPG and the COST is what interests me in buying it. I'm willing to overlook it's appearance. And I think it can be dressed up a bit to make it look really nice while driving down the street.
Toyota will display a new electric tandem concept the I-Road soon
Toyota will display a new electric tandem concept the I-Road soon. Only a top view has been released so far, but it may also be a tadpole trike like the Elio. Who knows if they will put something similar into production?
The Elio front end design looks pretty good with the newly designed rectangular headlight. Also, slicker wind tunnel design which is important to maintaining the 68mpg. The more I look the more I Like it particularly at the price point. That's a very complimentary angled view/photo of the Elio. Fun without the tilt.
By the way..............those are very cool photoshopped front ends and I agree with RAN on the bottom option. That's 84 mpg not 68mpg.............a staggering mileage claim with reasonable performance.