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Electra Meccanica Solo three-wheeled electric car unveiled

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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

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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.

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?

Will 3-wheeled so-called 'autocycles' break out this year? We're skeptical

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Three-wheeled vehicles have never been remotely popular in North America, but some new makers of these unusual vehicles are hoping for a resurgence of interest. Three-wheel Fuel Economy youtube Threewheeler federal government Elio Motors

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

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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.

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

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

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

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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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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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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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.

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

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

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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.

Morgan launches three-wheeled Morgan EV3 at Geneva

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

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.

Triac Three-Wheeled Electric Motorcycle For Sale On eBay

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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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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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.

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

Aptera Staff Smash Prototype Electric Cars As Company Folds

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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

3-Wheeled, 84 MPG Elio Moves A Step Closer To Reality

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If you''re one of their 17,000 or so Facebook fans it''ll be hard to forget, as the company''s little green three-wheeled vehicle will be a regular fixture on your timeline. Remember Elio Motors? As The Detroit News reports, Elio has just released a new prototype of the tiny gasoline-powered vehicle, set to be built at an ex-GM facility in

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

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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

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 [.].

Aptera: It's Baaaaaaaaack! (We'll Believe It When We See it)

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The gist is that the unique Aptera three-wheeled electric car is supposedly going to be reborn, and will return to the U.S. This story is now a couple of weeks old, but we haven't hurried to publish it. market sometime next year. A new company, Aptera USA, purchased the assets of the old Aptera after its December shutdown--including the designs

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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

Futuristic Electric-Car Dream Dead? Aptera To Refund Deposits

Green Car Reports

It was great while it lasted, but the dream of being able to buy a sleek, three-wheeled Aptera 2e electric car seems to be receding into the distance. A month ago, the company stopped taking deposits for new Apteras, blaming an issue with the escrow account in which they were held. Now, the company says it will return all deposits it has taken to

Peugeot EX1 Sets New Electric Record at the 'Ring

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Is it a three-wheeled bike? It's got four wheels, but the rear track is narrower than the front track. Last fall, the Peugeot EX1 Concept lit imaginations on fire when it debuted at the Paris Motor Show. A car? Something totally different? I suppose the last option is the closest to correct. And a motorcycle-style swing-arm suspends the rear

Elio Motors introduces E1c engineering vehicle

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Elio Motors, the start-up vehicle manufacturer planning to launch a three-wheel vehicle that will get up to 84 mpg with a set $7,300 base price, introduced its E1c engineering vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week. The E1c is the first Elio Motors vehicle to feature airbags, a key component in Elio Motors’ Safety Management System, with two roof-rail side-curtain airbags and a driver airbag in the steering wheel.

Aptera Struggles Toward Production Of 3-Wheel Electric Car, Maybe

Green Car Reports

One of the most remarkable--and most delayed--of the promised new generation of electric cars is the three-wheeled Aptera 2e. The unusual, highly aerodynamic vehicle was designed by a startup automaker in Southern California. The resin-bodied car was a finalist at last year’s Auto X-Prize competition despite early handling concerns.

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

Honda reveals minimalist electric vision

Green Cars News

Set to debut alongside the EV-N concept, the three wheeled wonder uses an electric drivetrain mounted low in the chassis to give the vehicle a low centre of gravity and increase its stability. Honda is to unveil a ‘revolutionary’ one person battery electric vehicle concept at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Arcimoto's Pulse, the electric motorcycle for those who want to drive a space ship

National Green Transportation

The Arcimoto is an electric three wheeled electric motorcycle sporting an enclosed cabin reminding some of space ships. After a few years development the Arcimoto team is refining the design and preparing to enter production. Arcimoto attended the recent CleanTech and PlugIn 2010 conferences in San Jose, showing their 3rd prototype, where this writer was able to talk with them.

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