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Friday Blog Is Out

Discussion in 'General Elio Discussion' started by Johnny Acree, Apr 7, 2017.

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  3. Johnny Acree

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    The Votes Are In…
    April 13, 2018

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    Happy Friday Elio’ers! Hopefully you’ve been able to successfully avoid walking under ladders and black cats have steered clear of your path. Today, if you haven’t noticed, is Friday the 13th. Why is 13 considered an unlucky number? There’s no definitive answer, but it has been considered a number to avoid since the Middle Ages. We don’t get it. By many accounts, Friday is the best day of the week: not only is it the end of the workweek, but there’s always a Friday Blog to look forward to. We’re not sure about you but we’re going to eschew superstition and enjoy this Friday the 13th!

    A couple of weeks ago we introduced a new contest. We realized that our supporters have been providing us with some great ideas for a t-shirt design, so we invited you all to send in your best ideas. Honestly, the entries were tremendous and narrowing down the best entries was an agonizing process. Last week, we showed the five best entries and opened up the polls.

    Each of the five entries did incredibly well and had significant support because they were all great ideas. While there can be only one winner, we think that all of the designs will make for great Elio Motors merchandise. We received a lot of support for the fourth and fifth place finishers, the 3>4 and Elio Wave concepts- very clever, and definitely something we’ll keep in mind for the future. Posters, coffee cups, shirts, sweatshirts, hats, you name it. We can see all of these images included in the Elio brand.

    Without further ado, here are the final three.

    The “Big Elio,” which came in third, garnered an impressive 21% of the vote. This design carried a lot of fan support and will be kept on file for a future batch of shirts, possibly as the back graphic with one of the winners.

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    After number three, things definitely got interesting. We monitored the polls all week and the final two entries were neck and neck right up to the time the poll closed. You’ve probably heard the term every vote counts. That is absolutely true in this case as both entries received 26.6% of the vote and the winner was decided by one vote. Yes, you read that correctly. One single vote separated Watercolor and Splash from adorning our next t-shirt.

    Here they are.

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    And the winner is….Splash! The race was so close that we plan to use Watercolor for the next batch of shirts behind Splash. A big congratulation to the winner, Adam, who will receive some Elio Motors swag and the t-shirt he designed when it prints. Also, thank you so much to all that participated- it was fun for us to see the impressive amount of creativity displayed by our supporters as well as the notes and ideas we received about using them in different ways.

    Thanks for your support and make a splash this weekend!
     
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    Put the Big Elio on the back of Splash & Watercolor...marketing machine! I would wear it! :becky:
     
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  5. Johnny Acree

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    Decisions, Decisions…
    April 20, 2018

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    Happy Friday Elio’ers! Spring is a great season. The weather is warming up, flowers are starting to bloom, and the grass is turning green again. Spring is a very colorful time of year. So, we’re going to take a look at the colors we will offer for the Elio as well as some offer some hopefully helpful advice.

    If you’re new to Elio, or need a refresher course, we plan on offering seven colors for the Elio: True Blue, Marshmallow, Red Hot, Rocket Silver, Creamsicle, Licorice, and Sour Apple. We are often asked how we came to this decision and, ultimately, it came about after researching the market and what people buy. Our seven colors represent about 95% of all vehicle sales on the road today. Based on the research, we’re confident that we will offer an Elio in your favorite color. If by chance you want a color that does not come standard, we will be offering a variety of different wraps in any color you can think of or dream up!

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    Additionally, and more important to the mission, offering seven colors helps us cut costs. Having only seven colors and two transmissions (automatic and manual), means we will produce only 14 model combinations at the plant. Of course, we will have a ton of vehicle options available, but simplifying the manufacturing process at the plant saves time and money.

    We’ve heard from quite a few reservation holders that are having a difficult time deciding what color their Elio will be. A few reservation holders have emailed us every time they changed their mind! We understand the struggle: we’re partial to a few colors ourselves. If you’re a reservation holder grappling with your decision, you can unburden yourself: reservation holders will receive an email asking you to make your final vehicle decisions (color, transmission, options etc.) approximately 60 days before their vehicles are produced.

    If you’re beginning the decision process early, or maybe need a tiebreaker, we have some information that may be of value to you. Believe it or not, but the color of your vehicle does have an impact on whether or not you get pulled over. Any guesses as to the color of vehicle that gets pulled over the most often? If you guessed red, you are…wrong! White vehicles get pulled over the most with red coming in second. Gray and silver round out the top four. So, if you have a lead foot and are looking at the color options for your Elio, you might want to consider Creamsicle, True Blue, or Sour Apple!

    Thanks for your support and have a spectacular weekend!
     
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    I'm new here so forgive me if I'm rehasing an old topic, but are the colors that carefully chosen after all? Yes blue and green are conservative choices but not the bright pastel shades that Elio is using.
     
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    ROY G BIV was here.
     
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    My opinion is it is better to be seen than hurt.
    I am still leaning toward Sour Apple.
    Low to the ground and around 1,350lb, I want to stand out a crowd.
    Welcome to the forum mkiker 2089.
     
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    Welcome mkiker2089
     
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    The current version of orange (more of a burnt orange) is more appealing to me than the brighter orange of the third gen Elio shown in the pic.
     

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