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August 18, 2014

Can $6,800 Elio outsmart Smart cars?

  • One analyst says if the three-wheeler really gets 84 mpg and isn't terrible to drive that would persuade people to get one for quick trips and commuting.
    AP Auto Writer

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.

    Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it's also less than half the cost.

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