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Elio sputters again, production now in 2016?

The Elio is a three-wheel vehicle scheduled to debut in the United States in early 2015.

The future of Elio Motors and its founder’s vision for a gas-thrifty, inexpensive three-wheel vehicle has taken another detour. And this time, even a diehard believer in the product is uncertain of its future According to KSLA, a television station in Shreveport, La., where the pending car’s manufacturing plant is located, Paul Elio says the ... Read More »

Cheapest 2015 Car in the United States? Smart ForTwo

The 2015 Smart ForTwo is the cheapest new car available in the United States.

The Smart ForTwo is the cheapest new 2015 car sold in the United States, just edging out the Nissan Versa and leading the only four new vehicles in the country this year priced at less than $15,000. The Smart ForTwo has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of of $14,020, about $300 less the Nissan Versa, ... Read More »

GM ready to jolt Tesla with new Bolt

The Chevrolet Volt (above) has a news sibling, the Chevrolet Bolt concept.

Pull over, Tesla. The Chevrolet Bolt wants to pass. At least General Motors hopes that’s the case with its all-electric Bolt concept car debuting at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Bolt, the sibling of the Chevrolet Volt, has a 200-mile range as a pure electric car, according to GM, and it ... Read More »

Elio Motors’ woes continue with hometown doubts

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

Even some of the hometown crowd in Louisiana is beginning to doubt the future of the much-touted and much-maligned Elio. According to a report on the website of KSLA, a television station in Shreveport, La., where the Elio manufacturing plant is located, at least one former proponent of the three-wheel vehicle is now skeptical. Elio ... Read More »