Elio had no problem refunding my modest deposit as a mailed check, though it's still in the mail at the moment. I was not all-in and don't know how others have fared. After reading too many articles about insoluble debt, I had to bail, but I don't blame Elio, rather the American people who are willfully ignorant of where oil comes from and how it depletes. "Shale revolution" hype seems responsible for many people denying the whole concept of Peak Oil and returning to their normal short-attention-spans. Most have a limited ability to see anything that's not right in front of them, so they follow the temporary price of gas, not any real wisdom. You still see people wasting a ton of fuel just sitting around idling in big or small vehicles. That's the general apathy and ignorance a company like Elio was facing all along. I think if oil prices had continued to rise as they did during the 2008 Elio concept days, we'd have already seen it on the market, even with missteps that had nothing to do with oil. I'm sure some investors balked because U.S. fracking (and OPEC/Russia overproduction gluts) gave the illusion that we'd somehow "prevented" Peak Oil, as if the word finite has no meaning when it's inconvenient to happiness. I've posted this link before and it's worth paying attention to RE any finite resource. http://www.artberman.com/arthur-ber...gist-delivers-the-hard-facts-february-7-2015/ Thanks, America, for being so shortsighted. I'm sure something similar will be built when the next oil shock hits, since electric cars are still overpriced with limited range and places to charge them for people who lack garages and driveways. I aso think the "100% renewables" concept is ridiculous because you can't build and repair all those contraptions without fossil fuels. It's popular because few people can cope with the idea of degrowth and fewer luxuries. If Elio is reborn like a 3-wheeled phoenix, I'll certainly get back with them.