Move Over Tesla, The $6800, 84 MPG Elio is Here

The success of Tesla has inspired other independent American car makers. Paul Elio, founder of Elio Motors has designed an efficient sporty car that gets 84 miles per gallon.
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The success of Tesla has inspired other independent American car makers. Paul Elio, founder of Elio Motors has designed an efficient sporty car that gets 84 miles per gallon. The Elio only costs $6,800 and the company is taking reservations now with the expectation of delivering the car in 2015. It is made in Louisiana in a former Hummer factory, and Elio anticipates building 250 to 500 cars per day to satisfy the 18,000 person wait list. Currently the car is gas powered, but the platform is designed to accommodate various fuel sources in the future including electric and natural gas. The Elio comes in seven different colors and even has a tiny trunk.