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Friday Blog Is Out

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

  1. RSchneider

    RSchneider Elio Addict

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    I never clicked on the various things on the website. I assumed they were still selling T-Shirts. On the other hand, hats are still nice. Also, you can just take the Elio logo that you get from online, then give it to a place that makes t-shirts and they will make a few up for you. I know Elio would not be happy with you ripping off copyrighted material but who would know.
     
  2. Johnny Acree

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    From November 15, 2017
    The Elio Driving Experience
    May 3, 2019

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    It doesn’t take an automotive historian to know that vehicles have greatly improved and evolved over the years. In the past, it took decades to develop and adopt the amenities we consider standard equipment today. Early iterations of the vehicles we know today were viewed as merely a transporter from Point A to Point B. Today, we have come to expect much more from our vehicles. One aspect which has greatly improved since the introduction of the Model-T is the reduction in the Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) each vehicle produces. This week’s Momentum will review the materials and methods we will be utilizing to enhance the Elio’s driving experience.

    The in-cabin decibel levels of modern vehicles widely vary. Typically, the quietest vehicles are luxury brands with hefty price tags. While the exact numbers are in the process of being finalized, our goal is to achieve in-cabin levels consistent with mid-range vehicles, even though our targeted base price is a fraction of the mid-range vehicles cost.

    There are multiple methods and materials we will utilize to minimize Elio’s NVH. Our team is utilizing best practices to keep the proper gapping, distance, and spacing from adjacent components to minimize noise. Additionally, the non-structural body sealant is strategically placed to prevent exterior noise from reaching the cabin. In addition, the windshield of the Elio has been designed to be flush with the vehicle to eliminate wind noise.

    Our team will utilize typical materials for preventing buzz, squeak, and rattle (BSR) in the vehicle. Foam, flocking tape, felt, anti-squeak tape, dissimilar plastics, sealers and retainer clips will all be utilized. We have also added closer welds in critical areas to increase stiffness. To absorb outside noise, foam will be placed in the pillars and other areas to reduce booming, along with the headliner containing acoustic material.

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    To ensure that we meet our noise goals, the vehicle will undergo an NVH evaluation during durability testing on actual roads. Laboratory testing will be conducted with a 3-post shaker to duplicate road conditions for evaluation from various hot and cold temperature conditions. Both of these methods for testing will be evaluated at various intervals to ensure reliability, durability, and quality of the materials and manufacturing techniques.

    This testing will include the following:

    Cabin noise evaluation

    Powertrain interior sound quality

    Road, course, smooth road, highway, and city noise

    Wind noise

    Door closing sound quality

    Interior and exterior noise levels

    Pass-by noise

    Powertrain mount tuning

    This vigorous testing will allow us to ensure that the Elio’s interior noise level is consistent in a host of different road and weather conditions.

    As the quality of automobiles has improved, drivers have high expectations of their vehicles. Our goal, in conjunction with our four tenets, is to provide an enjoyable, quiet, and smooth driving experience. Through the use of our NVH and BSR testing methods, the Elio will provide a quality vehicle for a fraction of the price.
     
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    Elio has lost all momentum. It's like the pendulum on a clock, not moving, just sitting at the bottom. Just needs a push, or in Elios case, funding. The last sentence of the blog reminds me of ISO-quality standards. The standards only ensure that the customer gets a consistent level of quality. It does not that say the quality is good or not. It could be poor quality, but it will be consistently poor. Without clarifiers, the Elio comment ".... Elio will provide a quality vehicle for a fraction of the price", could easily mean a poor quality vehicle at a fraction of a good quality vehicles price. Technically, a fraction can be larger than 1 (one). For instance, 4/2 is a fraction but is double the amount. Now some will say that you must assume they are implying a good quality, but I tend to not assume anything is actually true, especially if it can't be proven. There is also the problem of what "good" means. To me it means better than average, but less than excellent. So what will the Elio be compared to? Cars or motorcycles? Is it in a class to itself and can't really be compared?
     
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    I know where I can buy name brand spatulas at a fraction of retail cost:
     
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    I will never understand how the Elio could be considered a motorcycle.

    It’s fully enclosed with a door. Has seat belts and airbags. Has a steering wheel. Has pedals. Has a wiper. Has heater and air conditioner. Power windows. (Anyone ever see a bike with power windows?)

    Exactly what components does it have that makes it classified as a motorcycle? Just that it has 3 wheels?

    When I change the tire on my truck, I guess it’s a motorcycle for the length of time that the tire/wheel is off ? LOL

    Please give us some status news Elio. Many of your fans are restless.....

    Happy Monday everyone!
     
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    You have to remember. The 3 wheeler market is only a niche and thus, there's no real reason to make a certain set of rules for them. Until that changes, then this is what you have to live with. As much as we know that the three wheeler market is going to explode, until it does, we have to wait. The sooner Elio gets up and running the sooner we get a classification. The ball is in Elios court and they need to run with it. As of now all other three wheelers are a niche of a niche.
     
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    Interesting. No blog this week. Did they run out of old ones? Did somebody quit? Is there some big news about to come out? Stay tuned. Oh, and read the blog. (Well, maybe an old one.) Well they also say "no news is good news" but not sure how much more good news I can take.
     
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    OK, so still no blog. I sent a question to Elio about it. Not much to go on, but I did get the auto reply and that indicates the power is still on.
    When/if I get a response I will post it.
     
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    I bet they were busy changing over the investor page to the new financials I posted that are only about a year old but better than three.
     

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