Phoghat writes: Paul Elio has purchased a factory in Tennessee and will be producing the Elio three wheeled vehicle. Production is starting up, and the first cars will be on sale in Summer of 2014. The retail price is set at $6,800, the lowest priced car in the United States. It is reported to get 84 mpg, and will have an 8 gallon tank ( for a range of about 670 miles per tank, and have a top speed of over 100 mph. It seats 2, in a tandem arrangement, and will have space for groceries. Currently classed as a motorcycle, as it has 3 wheels in a pollywog arrangement, it will probably not require helmet use, because it is fully enclosed.
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