Elio Motors is hoping to change the way we drive, without breaking the bank


It seems funny that we want bigger and ‘better’ cars. They’re not doing much for the environment, and they guzzle gas like crazy. Yes, there have been some hybrid cars created, but they cost and arm and a leg. It may be fine and dandy to have one family-sized car, but what about the days when you’re just commuting or running errands? Battling traffic in a van is definitely no fun.

Elio Motors is hoping to change things for the better for you, and the planet. They have created a three-wheeled car that fits two people, and can go 84 miles a gallon, at speeds up to 100 miles an hour (not that you should ever be trying to go that fast).  It’s 160.5 x 54.2”, and can likely take on parallel parking with ease. So not only are you saving money, but you’re also saving space!

This is a USA-made car, and has a really amazing modern design. While it looks a lot smaller than what we normally picture for a vehicle, this is a far better option for those who have to travel a great distance without public transit to and from work. Possibly the best part? This car only costs $6,800. While its trunk is barely large enough to carry a golf bag or a carry on, the benefits outweigh the negatives. It has an 8 gallon tank, which means you’re good to go for about 672 miles. Just try and do that with another car.

Available through Elio Motors, found via thisiswhyimbroke

3 reviews or comments

RangerDave Says: November 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm

It’s so easy to say have an extra car for commuting and running errands but a lot of people can’t afford the extra insurance and registration costs for a vehicle of such limited use.

ian Says: November 12, 2013 at 8:34 am

Limited use? All I do is commute!! I am waiting eagerly…

Joe Says: November 12, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I think this is going to be insured under Motorcycles RangerDave so the insurance should be way cheaper than a car. My 1300vtx costs me $144 a YEAR for insurance

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