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Momentum V159

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  1. Coss

    Coss Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Elio Motors Momentum v159



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    It’s obvious but true: it’s hard to get to where you want to be if you have poor visibility. As the Elio is new and unique, we field questions every day about virtually every aspect of the vehicle. One common question is will the vehicle provide Elio drivers enough visibility. The short answer is yes. The longer answer is below.


    *MSRP excludes destination/delivery charges, taxes, title, registration, and options/installation.

    Certain statements in this email including, but not limited to, statements related to anticipated commencement of commercial production, targeted pricing and performance goals, and statements that otherwise relate to future periods are forward-looking statements. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in the Company’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are made and based on information available to the Company on the date of this email. Elio Motors assumes no obligation to update the information in this email.

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    Vision and Visibility
    June 13, 2018

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    It’s obvious but true: it’s hard to get to where you want to be if you have poor visibility. As the Elio is new and unique, we field questions every day about virtually every aspect of the vehicle. One common question is will the vehicle provide Elio drivers enough visibility. The short answer is yes. The longer answer is below.

    The overall Driver Ergonomics and Packing Study used by our engineering team evaluates many different aspects of the driver-vehicle interface. These include reach studies, clearance studies, as well as visibility studies. Additional in-depth studies of ergonomic areas have been completed to validate the design and layout of the vehicle. The Elio is designed to meet all comfort and interface metrics that are standard in automotive applications.

    Many observers have noted that the cabin of the Elio is reminiscent of a cockpit. Our design allows for excellent frontward and side visibility. Our engineers have conducted a study of the instrument cluster to ensure that the cluster gauges and warning lights are sufficiently visible to the driver. The cluster study has validated the design.

    When the uninitiated look at our vehicle, they commonly remark that we do not use a rearview mirror or have glass in the back, the “rear window” This observation inevitably leads to the question “How is the rearview visibility in the Elio?” Our size and configuration allow for the side mirrors to essentially cross right behind the rear of the vehicle. Additionally, having tandem seating eliminates the need for a rearview mirror as the mirror would allow you to see yourself only.

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    We have conducted anecdotal testing on our tour stops. The “test” was simple: we had an average sized adult male stand directly behind the vehicle to test the driver’s rear view. With the Elio’s design, the driver can clearly see the individual through both side view mirrors. The results are compelling for the person sitting in the driver’s seat and others that were there, but it is anecdotal evidence, which is not enough for our engineering team.

    To verify visibility of the mirrors the engineers conducted a Mirror Study. During that study, our engineers found a longer than desired blind spot behind the vehicle, which led them to find a new mirror mounting bracket that moved the mirror outboard and reduced the blind spots to a much smaller area. These changes have resulted in much better visibility, making the Elio’s rearview visibility similar to what the driver is used to today.

    One item, of many, that we plan on offering through our ePlus: My Elio, My Way option program directly addresses rear visibility, and for many a must-have option, the rear-view camera. A rearview camera will allow that extra little bit of visibility that we have all come to depend on and will absolutely be available as an option. Through both our natural design and available options, visibility will not be an issue in the Elio.



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    My Way option program directly addresses rear visibility, and for many a must-have option, the rear-view camera. A rearview camera will allow that extra little bit of visibility that we have all come to depend on and will absolutely be available as an option.

    I like this option, think I may have to have them add it to mine.
    But it's an option, and I may have to use my own, then I can have one screen back, and another screen forward.
    And I'm looking for the 360 view that Chrysler does on it's mini-vans, that would be trick.
    I'd really like to know how they do that, I've yet to look at one.
     
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    My Infiniti has that feature. They do it with 4 cameras. One in the grill, one on the bottom of each side mirror, and of course the rear mounted one. They combine these images giving a complete 360° view. It IS a great feature and one that I use often, to avoid dragging the low front skirt on the curb.
     
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    Is it the same as the Dodge one? The Dodge one looks like a camera overhead, it does show the roof of the vehicle also.
    At least that's the way it appears in the ads, that's the view I'm looking for.
     
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    If it was a female the test would not be so simple. Lots of questions. Using males for tests makes it much easier. It's either a thumbs up or down.
     
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    Is that what the wife allowed you to say?
     
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    Speaking of visibility, I asked Elio a question about Infinite Skyz. Here is their response and my question:


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    Elio Motors Customer Service (Elio Motors)

    Jun 13, 17:58 EDT

    Hello ______,
    Thanks for checking in.
    If Infinite Skyz is not available, we will have a similar option available.

    Best,
    The Elio Team


    My question:

    Jun 12, 05:59 EDT

    Dreaming of what options to consider when my Elio gets built. Looking closer at the Infinite Skyz company. I have decided against this option. Why?

    They haven’t updated their website in years, they never have responded to any of my e-mails, and looking at their press releases I saw this one: 11/10/2014

    Intelligent Decisions and Infinite Skyz Team Up to Modernize Federal Fleet Management (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20141110005105/en#.VGEGqlPF-M5)

    So I looked up Intelligent Decisions and looked at their strategic partners. Infinite Skyz is not listed.

    This tells me they are either out of business or close to it.

    If still in business, I have no confidence in their ability to provide support.

    Ironic that a company that is communication oriented cannot communicate.

    Will Elio Motors be offering something instead of Infinite Skyz?

    Thank you.
     
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    Yep
     
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    Yes, it is the same. The top of the vehicle is computer generated.
     

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