Electra Meccanica Solo three-wheeled electric car unveiled

Green Car Reports

Canadian firm Electra Meccanica Vehicles Corporation is the latest to try to market a small, three-wheeled commuter vehicle. Three-wheel plug-in cars ThreewheelerUnveiled today, the Electra Meccanica Solo features an all-electric powertrain, and seating for one person. The company is now taking fully-refundable deposits for the Solo, and says it expects to deliver the first vehicles.

Elio Motors: First-Ever Auto-Show Press Event In NYC Touts '84-MPG' Three-Wheel Car

Green Car Reports

Founder and CEO Paul Elio appeared at a simple podium in front of a bright-orange prototype Elio three-wheeled vehicle. Green Auto Show Elio Motors Louisiana Startups Three-wheel Startup automaker Elio Motors put on its first-ever car-show press conference last week, taking the last slot on Thursday''s media schedule at the New York Auto Show. He spoke briefly, then answered questions from the press. DON''T.

The Challenges Paul Elio Faces To Launch A Three-Wheel, 84-MPG, $6,800 Car

Green Car Reports

Startup Elio Motors, which needs $230 million to begin production of its radical lightweight, two-seat, three-wheeled fuel-efficient vehicle, is still about $165 million short. New York Auto Show Louisiana Three-wheel Fuel Economy Startups Elio Motors CEO Paul Elio, speaking at last week''s New York Auto Show, said it has taken more than 41,000 deposits from eager potential buyers. But he also said the company''s best.

A Brief History Of Three-Wheeled Cars

Green Car Reports

They--and many more small-volume economical vehicles and concepts besides--all use one fewer wheel than the norm. Yet giving fuel-saving cars just three wheels is not a new phenomenon, stretching right back to the dawn of the motor car--with What do the Elio, Aptera, Toyota i-Road concept and the spectacularly awful Zap Xebra have in common?

Morgan launches three-wheeled Morgan EV3 at Geneva

Green Car Congress

The Morgan Motor Company is launching the three-wheeled Morgan EV3 , the company’s first production electric vehicle, at the Geneva Motor Show.

Elio 84-MPG Three-Wheel Prototype: Driven In Parking Lot (Video)

Green Car Reports

Elio Motors claims its three-wheeled car does 84 mpg on the highway, far exceeding that of any car on sale. It''s not uncommon for small cars to get 40 mpg these days, or hybrids to hit 50 mpg. But vehicles doing more than that are conspicuous by their absence. ALSO SEE: Why Tesla''s Elon Musk Must Sell 6 Million Electric Cars To Make History Now

Triac Three-Wheeled Electric Motorcycle For Sale On eBay

Green Car Reports

We first wrote about the Triac three-wheel electric vehicle back in 2010. Some curious vehicles have emerged on the electric vehicle market over the years, and few have been more curious than the Triac. Made by Green Vehicles of Salinas, California, it touted a 100-mile range, an 80 mph top speed, and a price tag of $25,000. Sadly, like many

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Fuel-Efficient Elio Three-Wheel Car Hits 15,000 Orders Before Production Starts

Green Car Reports

You wouldn''t think a small, green, three-wheeled vehicle would be the perfect recipe for creating a buzz in the car world. But that''s what Paul Elio has done with his Elio Motors firm, and though the vehicle in question is still a fair while from production reality, the company has a loyal following already. So far, it''s enough of a buzz that over

You know cars, trucks, and motorcycles, but what's an autocycle? (It's an Elio)

Green Car Reports

To say three-wheeled vehicles are rare in the North American car market would be an understatement. Traditionally, motorcycles have two wheels, and passenger cars and light trucks have four. But Elio Motors wants to change that with its three-wheeled car, which it says will be offered for $7,300 (previously $6,800) and achieve 84 mpg on the. Three-wheel Fuel Economy state laws federal government Elio Motors

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Shockwave three-wheel electric roadster revealed

Green Cars News

An electric sports car has to be the ultimate motoring thrill. Able to make the most of the instant torque of a battery drivetrain, we’ve seen a few electric roadster concepts in recent years. Over in Tennessee, in the US, one new concept has caught our eye.

80-MPG Elio Three-Wheeled Car To Be Built At Former GM Truck Plant?

Green Car Reports

Elio Motors is the company behind a three-wheeled car capable of 84 mpg highway, on nothing more complicated than gasoline. Startups making small, economical vehicles come and go, but one company offering a high-efficiency vehicle has big plans, buying a former General Motors assembly plant. Reuters reports the company has bought an old GM plant

Elio seeks $100 million in IPO; 3-wheeler price raised, production delayed, again

Green Car Reports

Entrepreneur Paul Elio's concept for a simple three-wheeled car that would cost only $6,800 has now been with us for eight years. Three-wheel Initial Public Offering Startups Elio MotorsDuring that time, he has shown the car hundreds of times to diverse groups of people, taken tens of thousands of reservations, sold stock in the company, and suggested an EPA fuel-economy rating of 84 mpg highway.

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Yamaha develops new three-wheel scooter for better stability

Green Cars News

Yamaha has revealed a new vehicle designed to deliver the best of both worlds; the agility and compact nature of scooter with the stability more akin to a car.

Production for Elio 3-wheeler slides to 2018; is time running out?

Green Car Reports

Elio Motors continues to drag its feet regarding the start of production for its three-wheeled, two-seat, "84-mpg" vehicle, but it may now be running out of time. Three-wheel Threewheeler Startups 3 Wheeler Elio MotorsThe company previously said it had received 55,000 reservations for the car, representing potential sales of $300 million. Last year, it raised $17 million through small-investor.

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Triac Electric Car - Three Wheels, 100 Miles And $25,000

All Cars Electric

With the focus naturally going towards some of the big electric car launches we've had this year or established players like Tesla Motors, it's all too easy to forget that there are a wealth of smaller companies out there producing their own, unique take on electric transport. One such company is Green Vehicles of Salinas, California. Their

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Elio Motors Offers Shares To Public In 'Crowdfunding' Investment Quest

Green Car Reports

Elio needs to raise roughly $230 million to start manufacturing its three-wheeled, two-seat, "84-mpg". Three-wheel Investment Startups Elio MotorsWhen Paul Elio said in April that his startup carmaker, Elio Motors, was pursuing crowdsourced funding, most journalists likely imagined sites like Kickstarter or GoFundMe. In fact, the investment opportunity is slightly more formal than that.

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Tribulations of Three-Wheeled Car Companies

All Cars Electric

Recent news regarding a boardroom putsch of Aptera's founders further clouds the future of the three-wheeled EV maker. Those rumors have been denied by Aptera, but the company is one among many that are struggling to make ends meet. The Aptera 2e was about to reach production but the current CEO has decided to wait for financing from the

Second All-Electric Morgan Concept Is Three-Wheeler Headed For Production

Green Car Reports

Green Goodwood Festival of Speed Morgan Morgan Threewheeler Three-wheel plug-in carsThere are electric cars and electric motorcycles, but what we've got here fits somewhere in between. Morgan is a century-old British automaker known for its purposely anachronistic sports cars, and a few years ago it decided to revive one of its oldest models--the 3 Wheeler. Originally built to take advantage of a British tax loophole that allowed.

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Golly, Elio Motors has built. a car! One test car, in fact

Green Car Reports

Three-wheel Fuel Economy Startups Elio MotorsIncreasingly sophisticated computer modeling software has cut the number of prototypes and test cars that carmakers build. But they must still make dozens of vehicles that will never be sold, to test assembly, evaluate features, conduct durability tests, and wreck them to assess crash-safety ratings. Those vehicles, destined to be crushed at the.

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Elio Motors Raises $22 Million From Small Investors, Still Needs $130 Million More

Green Car Reports

Three-wheel Fuel Economy two-seat Investment Startups Elio MotorsAs one website put it--in a piece tagged to lure Tesla Motors fans--Elio Motors is "the other automotive startup" to which those fans should presumably pay attention. But even Tesla CEO Elon Musk hasn't proposed "crowdsourcing" his product-development funds. Given that Elio now seems to have raised pledges for $22 million from small investors in.

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Morgan EV3 electric three-wheeler: eccentric British maker's official video

Green Car Reports

Geneva Motor Show Three-wheel plug-in cars Morgan Morgan 3 WheelerFor British carmaker Morgan, tradition usually trumps technology. Morgan is known for building cars with designs and construction methods first employed before World War II, including using wood to frame the bodywork of certain models. But the company is making one important change: It plans to improve fuel efficiency by embracing hybrid and.

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Peugeot Shows Three-wheel Drive Hybrid Scooter Concept: the HYbrid3 Evolution

Green Car Congress

At the Milan International Cycle and Motorbike Show, Peugeot is presenting a three-wheel drive hybrid scooter concept: the HYbrid3 Evolution. The HYbrid 3 Evolution features electric motors in each of its two front wheels and a naturally aspirated engine at the rear.

President Signs Bill Qualifying Three Wheel Vehicles for Loans Under AVTM Program

All Cars Electric

The President has cast his vote and approved three wheel vehicles for funding under the Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing program created back in 2007. Voting on the bill took place over the last couple of weeks with both the House and Senate approving the bill. Now with the president's signature, makers such as Aptera will be able

Aptera closes as it fails to secure investment

Green Cars News

The Californian firm, known for its kooky three-wheel electric concept, had plans for a four-door saloon type car, that was projected to get in the equivalent 190 miles to the gallon. Aptera Motors Aptera Californian concept electric three wheelElectric car maker Aptera has had to close its doors for the final time after failing to secure investment.

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Electric Cars are for Girls

Neighborhood electric cars like the Zenn, high-speed three-wheeled electric cars, and low-speed electric vehicles all fit here

Aptera reveals new e2 as business partners line-up

Green Cars News

Independent electric car manufacturer, Aptera, has unveiled a new version of its all-electric three-wheel vehicle, the 2e. Tags: Electric cars Aptera car e2 electric funds project three wheels The unveiling of the 2010 model came as the California-based manufacturer gave a state of union address to explain why the firm was behind schedule on plans to bring the model to full production. The firm’s CEO Paul [.].

Elio Motors says it will build production cars next year

Green Car Reports

Paul Elio told investors and media Friday in Shreveport, Louisiana, that his three-wheeled car would go on sale next year after several delays and questions about funding. "I Elio told media that his company had raised more than $110 million for a three-wheeled car that would cost $7,500 and manage I believe this project has to happen," Elio said.

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Elio Motors to buy engines, abandons building its own

Green Car Reports

Elio Motors, which has been struggling since 2009 to build its own ultra-cheap, small, fuel-efficient, three-wheeled car, announced Thursday that it will source an engine from a major automaker. Previously, the company planned to build its own 3-cylinder engine with up to 55 horsepower for its projected 84-mpg three-wheeler.

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Elio update: Overstock gives 84-mpg automaker a shot, with a cryptocurrency twist

Green Car Reports

Fledgling automaker Elio Motors said it has good news this week for its three-wheeled car, which has been delayed for several years. KTBS in Shreveport, Louisiana, reported last week that the company's founder, Paul Elio, would offer an update on the company's promises to build a small car that costs less than $8,000 and is reported to return more. Elio Motors

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Switching from 6v to 12v Batteries

Electric Cars are for Girls

I have an EZ-GO 36 volt three wheel golf car that uses six 6 volt batteries. Can I use three 12 volt batteries instead, and lighten the load?

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Elio 3-Wheeler Is Small And Clever, But Do Its Financials Work Out?

Green Car Reports

For such a small car, the Elio three-wheeled vehicle certainly has a big following. It might not meet everyone''s idea of what constitutes a great car, but for those looking to reduce their driving costs or their impact on the environment, a small, inexpensive, resource-light three-wheeled vehicle capable of 84 mpg is certainly going to attract a

New Electric Car Concept

DIY Electric Car

My team and I are bringing into production a unique and futuristic, electric, three-wheel car. There you can become part of our project by voting and helping us choose the top three designs. We at Orlando M concepts are very excited that we can share this with our fans and become a network of people who can share different ideas about green technology, futuristic motorcycles, three wheelers and car designs. How are you all doing? My name is Orlando M.

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Ex-Aptera Founder Reveals New Electric Sports Car, TORQ Roadster

Green Car Reports

That's what happened to Aptera, builders of a tadpole-like, two-seat, three-wheeled electric vehicle. If at first you don't succeed, try again.

Polaris Slingshot: Is A 173-HP, $20K '3-Wheeled Motorcycle' A Car?

Green Car Reports

Three wheeled vehicles get a lot of attention from hardcore fans of performance cars. They also get plenty of attention from hardcore fans of green vehicles--as they share many of the same desirable characteristics, like an aerodynamic teardrop shape with surprising stability, and light weight. It''s fair to say the Polaris Slingshot falls rather

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2017 Karma Revero, Electra Meccanica Solo, 2017 Jaguar XE diesel: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have more details on the 2017 Karma Revero (nee Fisker Karma), a new three-wheeled electric car called the Electra Meccanica Solo, and a review of the 2017 Jaguar XE 20d diesel luxury sedan. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The 2017 Jaguar XE 20d is one of a handful of new diesel cars still available in the U.S. Here's what we. Today in Car News

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Elio Takes Another Step Toward Building 3-Wheeler In Ex-GM Plant

Green Car Reports

The company has big plans for its small three-wheeled car, as well as thousands of fans on social media networks and plenty of names on the order list. Many in the green car industry are watching startup automaker Elio Motors with interest. Now, Elio also has a place to build its car, finally striking a deal to build its fuel-efficient tandem

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Startup Elio Motors Doesn't Get To Buy Ex-GM Plant After All

Green Car Reports

Elio Motors’ tiny three-wheeled, 84-mpg vehicle already has a significant following, but before Elio can turn those fans into buyers, it needs to secure a place to build it. Startup company Elio intends to build cars in a disused General Motor assembly plant in Shreveport, Louisiana, but over the past few weeks, that plant’s future has

Aptera: incredible becomes believable

Plugs and Cars

Three-wheeled, it will not be speed limited like four-wheeled NEVs. The Aptera electric car, so futuristic looking it will appear in an upcoming Star Trek movie, is becoming more believable with each passing day. Extremely lightweight, it will be able to get decent range out of a relatively small lithium battery pack. They produced a short video from inside their Southern California base station. Check it out. Source: Autobloggreen.com ].

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Plug-in hybrid price guide, 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, Elio woes: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, we have an updated plug-in hybrid price guide, the debut of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback, and an update on Elio Motors and its "84 mpg" three-wheeled vehicle. All this and more on Green Car Reports. What would Nikola Tesla think of the Tesla Model S? This amateur fan video imagines what an encounter between Tesla and his namesake. Today in Car News

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NHTSA To Alter Vehicle Code To Prevent 3-Wheelers Like Elio

Green Car Reports

Elio Motors is still working to put its three-wheeled, "84-mpg," two-seat car into production, which is proving to be quite a task. The company turned to a "crowdfunding" project last year to help raise the $230 million needed to start production at its ex-General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. The slow pace of fundraising had led Elio to. NHTSA regulation Threewheeler National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 3 Wheeler Elio Motors

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Aptera Staff Smash Prototype Electric Cars As Company Folds

Green Car Reports

At the end of last week we broke the news that Aptera, the company responsible for the futuristic three-wheeled electric car known as the Aptera 2e was closing down. Now a series of YouTube videos have surfaced showing showing people we assume to be Aptera employees wilfully destroying Aptera body shells with a forklift truck, presumably so they

Electric rickshaw heads into production

Green Cars News

Gateshead-based Sevcon partnered with Swedish manufacturer Clean Motion to develop the Zbee, a three-wheel electric city passenger vehicle. A battery-powered version of a tuk-tuk (or auto rickshaw) is to go into production in Asia, featuring key parts manufactured by UK company, Sevcon.

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2008 Zap Xebra Electric Motorcycle Recalled (Again)

Green Car Reports

Back in 2009, we told you about the official National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall of the 2008 Zap Xebra three-wheeled electric motorcycle. At the time, the NHTSA said the recall was to rectify an excessively long braking distance, which U.S. electric vehicle vendor Zap and the Chinese maker of the vehicle, Qingqi group Motorcycle

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