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Elio Motors: To reserve or not? Nearly 12,000 say yes

Overhead views of the Elio Motors concept vehicle.

Interest in the yet-unnamed Elio Motors’ $6,800 three-wheel vehicle, scheduled for delivery in 2015, continues to steadily increase. According the the company’s website, nearly 12,000 prospective buyers have paid deposits from $100 to $1,000 and with refundable and non-refundable options. A non-refundable reservation provides customers with an additional discount worth 50 percent of the initial ... Read More »

Will the $6,800, 84 mpg Elio change the auto industry?

The Elio three-wheel vehicle will be introduced in 2015.

Paul Elio, founder of Elio Motors, has stressed his soon-to-be manufactured three-wheel Elio priced at $6,800, will change how consumers think about their daily commutes. Speaking at the Valley of the Sun Clean Cities Coalition Legislative Breakfast in Phoenix where he lives, Elio said his company will create more than 1,500 American jobs and help ... Read More »

2014 Toyota Tundra: spacious, lots of stuff, lousy mileage

The newly designed 2014 Toyota Tundra.

Manufactured since 1999, the Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup restyled for the first time in seven years for its 2014 editions. It’s offered in five grades: SR, SR5, Limited and premium grades Platinum and “1794 Edition.” Three cab styles, two-door Regular Cab, four-door Double Cab and four-door CrewMax are all available in 4×2 and ... Read More »

NEW CAR PREVIEW: 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric

Mercedes-Benz will debut is first electric car in early 2014.

Mercedes-Benz has waited a long time to enter the electric car business, but it will early next year with 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class. It’s all-electric hatchback with a 24-kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack offering a driving range of up to 124 miles on a single charge. Mercedes reports the car will have an electric motor supplying ... Read More »