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Discussion in 'General Elio Discussion' started by Johnny Acree, Apr 7, 2017.
I wonder why people (not you) have to invent prejudice in places where it isn't intended or perceived? We can't erase all of our history when every single historic event in the history of humankind offends someone in the world. I just don't understand how this world got so soft and easily offended... sad world.
"The manufacturing sector has been shrinking in recent decades, and it’s incumbent on all Americans to revive the industry."
Is that really true? No, it isn't.
Check this out.
What's really interesting is that the focus is on Slavery in the USA's earlier history and not looking at it from a world perspective. If Mr K thought about it, the word NIKE is a Greek word and comes from a time the Greeks enslaved everyone they conquered. To the best of my knowledge, the Americans never went to a foreign place and enslaved anybody. They did however purchase people who had been enslaved (by their own people). If anything, the Americans are secondary to the enslavements. What about the primary enslavers? We need to forgive (not forget) things that our ancestors did that are considered wrong. Learn from the past, but it must be remembered also.
Original date Dec. 20 - 2017
Next Transportation of Affordable Transportation
July 12, 2019
In many respects, the 21st century seems to bear no resemblance to the 20th. As technology continues to grow at an exponential rate, we often wonder how everyday tasks were accomplished before the proliferation of the internet. Yet, the necessity of moving from Point A to Point B has remained a constant through the decades. This necessity demanded an affordable vehicle for the masses, and throughout the years two vehicles filled the void: the Ford Model T and the Volkswagen Beetle. Nearly 2 decades into the 21st century, a vehicle has yet to emerge as the next standard bearer in affordable transportation. We believe that the Elio will be that vehicle.
To say that the Model-T had a dramatic and instant effect on mass transportation would be a gross understatement. According to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History “In 1900, Americans owned 8 thousand cars, in 1920, 8 million.” The primary reason for this sudden influx of new vehicles was the Model T, which initially cost $850 in 1908, approximately $18,000 in today’s dollars. By 1925, the production of the Model T was soaring (more than 15 million vehicles) while costs were lowered ($260, or $6,000 today.) Suddenly, transportation was available to everyday people.
The Volkswagen Beetle was the Model T’s unofficial successor in providing inexpensive mass transportation. The Beetle was attractive to a wide audience due to its unique design and low cost. The 1969 Volkswagen Beetle cost $1,700, or $12,000 today. By 1972, the Volkswagen Beetle surpassed the Model T and became the best-selling vehicle of all-time. The Beetle picked up where the Model T left off and demonstrated the enduring demand for a reasonably priced vehicle.
While the Model T and Volkswagen Beetle were the standards in providing affordable transportation, that position remains vacant today. For American car buyers, this void is deeply felt. In July of this year, Consumer Affairs found that most Americans are unable to afford a new vehicle. In 2014, CNBC reported that most Americans were unable to even afford a used vehicle. The time has come for the 3rd wave of affordable mass transportation.
At Elio Motors, we endeavor to usher in this wave through both our vehicle and our business plan. Our ultra-low base price can save customers immediately, while our impressive gas mileage will provide ongoing savings at the pump. Further, we plan to offer unique financing options to make Elio ownership easier and more affordable.
Countless models have been introduced since the Model T and the Volkswagen Beetle, and none of them have effectively filled the void they left behind. And with new car prices rising to absurd levels, it seems that few automakers have a desire to do so. At Elio Motors, we aspire to bring the idea of affordable mass transportation into the 21st century. We believe that through both our vehicle and our business plan, we can carry the torch and bring the concept of affordable transportation back to the automotive industry.
Cute, but they are not any closer to actually making these than they were last year. (or even the year before, or the year before, ...)
Somebody forgot to turn off the propaganda machine.
I would definitely say the person making the blogs has got a pretty depressing job to do.
The Blogs let us know the lights are still on, so to speak. But, I'd like to see, just once, a simple statement from Paul. This could be something like one of these (I'll skip the obvious wish versions):
"Right now, we are trying very hard to find financing and have scaled back operations to a point where we can maintain the status quo until such a time where we can begin final engineering validation and begin production."
"Our work with Roush has validated that the engine will work well in the Elio and now we are actively seeking funding."
"We are at a stand-still though we are still looking for funding to continue the engineering so we can get to a production ready model."
"Roush's analysis showed issues with the unibody that need to be addressed and those are being taken care of slowly due to the lack of more capital. However, it looks like we will complete the work next week and will then be much more attractive to investors."
What the hell...
"In Liu of another Blog, we'd like to announce that funding has been found to build Elios here in the US. Further, we have completed the engineering for the Elio and should be about 36 weeks out from initial production!"
It would be a good thing if Paul used one of Ty's suggested comments. Not likely to happen. He prefers silence.
Maybe we should all join together for one last Hail-Mary and each send Paul $50.00 with the stipulation that he buy lottery tickets and that any winnings would go directly into the production of the Elio. I would do that myself except I no longer trust him to give an honest update as to what money was won or how it was spent.