3-wheel car developer promises great fuel efficiency at low cost

12/13/13 Janelle Irwin
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Tags: Elio Motors, fuel economy, fuel efficiency, environment, technology


A prototype of the Elio three-wheel car has been touring the country with promoters promising 84 MPG.

photo by Janelle Irwin

A fuel efficient car that looks like it could take off and fly at any moment could soon be available on the market for less than some used cars. But some critics worry the three wheeled two-seater might end up costing more than the company claims.

The Elio is expected to get up to 84 miles per gallon on the highway and at least 50 miles per gallon in the city. Jerome Vassallo, Vice President of sales for the Elio Motors, says the fuel economy combines light weight with a sleek design with tandem seating.

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