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Elio Motors buys old GM plant in LA, plans to build 84-mpg, $6,800 trike [w/video]

by Sebastian Blanco (RSS feed) on Jan 4th, 2013 at 12:26PM

The story of Elio Motors goes back many years, but it has managed to stay well below the radar, mostly because there hasn't been much news. This has changed. Back in 2009, a reader pointed out that Elio was looking for DOE funds, but since then we haven't hears much about the company that apparently thinks the Corbin Sparrow is a good vehicle to copy. This week, it was announced that Elio has reached an agreement to buy an old General Motors plant near Shreveport, LA and is now taking reservations. Elio claims it will hire 1,500 workers by April to build funky-looking, three-wheeled,... Read More

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