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Momentum V163

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  1. Coss

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    Elio Motors Momentum v163


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    Regardless of definition, motorcycle or autocycle, our goal is to provide a vehicle with a smooth and quiet ride. Today’s Momentum will take a look at the ways we will accomplish our goals.



    *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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    Enjoying the Ride
    July 11, 2018

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    Having a three-wheeled configuration like the Elio encourages a host of wide-ranging questions. Is it an automobile? By federal definition, no. Is it a motorcycle? By some definitions, yes. Is it an autocycle? Yes, as the Elio is a three-wheeled vehicle with fully automotive controls and engineered to automotive safety standards. As no vehicles with fewer than four wheels can be considered an automobile, many ask if the Elio driving experience will be more reminiscent of an automobile or motorcycle. Regardless of definition, our goal is to provide a vehicle with a smooth and quiet ride. Today’s Momentum will take a look at the ways we will accomplish our goals.

    Reducing Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH) has been an important consideration for our engineers while also considering our ultra-low-price tag. The quietest vehicles on the market can cost ten to twenty times more than the Elio’s targeted base price. While keeping both our cost proposition and quality in mind, we are utilizing different materials and methods to minimize the Noise, Vibration, and Harshness of the Elio.

    Keeping in-cabin noise to a minimum starts with engineering. Our engineers first look at the proper spacing, gapping, and distance of components to reduce outside noise. This practice, in conjunction with strategically placed body sealant, protects the cabin from exterior sounds like wind. In terms of eliminating interior noise, a variety of tapes, foam, felt, plastics, retainer clips, and sealers are utilized to protect against noise coming from the vehicle. Noise that does reach the cabin will be mitigated by the use of foam in the pillars and headliner, carpet and other materials in the vehicle.

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    In terms of smoothness, an independent suspension fits perfectly with our three-wheeled configuration and use of front wheel drive. We are using a Short Long Arm suspension, which enhances the angle of the wheel when the vehicle is in motion. Additionally, the Elio has a Pull-Rod Front suspension, meaning that a rod runs from the lower shock mount to the upper control arm to control the vehicle. The rear suspension of the vehicle is an aluminum die-casted Single Trailing Arm suspension. Taken together, the suspension of the Elio will provide a sporty, enjoyable ride for both driver and occupant.

    The four tenets of the Elio Motors project have always been to build a safe, fuel-efficient, affordable vehicle in the United States. No matter the assigned designation, we aim to produce, along with our four tenets, a vehicle that is also smooth, quiet, and ultimately enjoyable to drive.
     
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    So the white one has an engine in it now?!
     
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    Don't read to much into any photos you see in these blogs. All of them are old.
     
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    True, if you'll notice, the door is held shut with duck tape.
    And no front fenders.
    Is that the one that went to that one place up here that figured out the air conditioning?
    Or is that the one that went to Shelby for the prototyping?
    Or is it the last prototype?
     
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    I don’t believe there is a door on the right side. I do believe the tape that you see is holding the wires of some “test” equipment in place. But then again that’s just my observation, take it for what it’s worth.
     
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    No door on the right side. The tape is merely securing wires used for instrumentation during testing.

    I'm pretty sure I haven't seen that white one before. I don't remember seeing the Elio logo molded into the front bumper cover.
     
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    Same picture as in this blog from 4/26/17:
    https://www.eliomotors.com/suspension-of-disbelief/

    It's the E1A (the white one) that is talked about in this blog from 7/6/16 going to Continental:
    https://www.eliomotors.com/video-unveiling-of-the-first-e-series-vehicle-elio-momentum-v61/

    Here's the E1D (the orange one) that is talked about in this blog from 9/15/16 going to Red-Dot:
    https://www.eliomotors.com/update-the-next-e-series-vehicle-is-on-its-way-elio-momentum-v71/

    Here's another one that covers what both E-Series are doing (E1A at Continental for ABS testing and E1D at Red Dot) dated 9/19/2016:
    https://www.eliomotors.com/elio-mot...seattle-to-launch-hvac-testing-press-release/

    Here's the E1C (the black one) that was talked in this blog dated 11/18/16:
    https://www.eliomotors.com/meet-the-e1c/

    I would assume that the body in white that they take to shows is E1B dated 11/23/16:
    https://www.eliomotors.com/la-auto-show-2016-elio-motors-tour/
     
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    Yup. I remember the white one going to continental and Red Dot. I liked this momentum. Yes, it's a rehash but it was one that actually seemed to have some substance to it. I get that the momentums are a way for Elio to try to maintain momentum while not making fast progress. I really hope that we start to see some better indications of progress. It's hard, but I try to remember this is a marathon, not a sprint.
     
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