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Momentum V172

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  1. Coss

    Coss Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Elio Motors Momentum v172

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    As we continue to focus on funding, today’s Momentum from the archives is going to look at three areas of the vehicle that have changed as a result of direct feedback from our supporters and reservation holders.



    *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.



    Elio Motors 2942 North 24th Street Suite 114-700 Phoenix, AZ 85016 US
     
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    Coss Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Momentum v172
    From the Archive, Your Feedback Matters…
    September 12, 2018

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    From the beginning, our goal at Elio Motors has been to include our supporters on our journey and provide an unprecedented look into the development of a new vehicle. The developments in this process can be seen clearly throughout the progression of our prototypes to our current engineering vehicles. As we provided a look into the development of our vehicle, we received a remarkable amount of welcomed feedback. The educated response we received resulted in several substantial improvements and changes to the vehicle.

    Each and every improvement and change to the vehicle must fit into our four tenets: affordability, safety, efficiency, and American. As we displayed the vehicle’s development, we experienced a tidal wave of interesting and valuable feedback. If suggestions were posited that failed to fit into our four tenets, they could not be implemented. As we continue to focus on funding, today’s Momentum from the archives is going to look at three areas of the vehicle that have changed as a result of direct feedback from our supporters and reservation holders.

    The Elio Motors Dash

    The initial design intent for the Elio Motors dashboard was modeled after the Lord Elgin watch, which was a gift from Paul Elio’s father. Reception to the dash was mixed. While some liked the originality and sleek look, others preferred a more traditional dash. This topic, in particular, raged passionately among Elio Motors supporters. When it became clear that this decision had an impact on cost and development time, while satisfying the majority of future customers, we decided to offer a traditional dash as standard equipment. We still listened to those reservation holders that were advocates of the Lord Elgin style dash and it remains a possible option in the future.

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    Gas Tank Location

    Typically, the only time you think about a vehicle’s gas tank location is when you’re at the gas station with your new purchase for the first time. True to form, the Elio’s gas tank location created conversation. Initially, the gas tank was located on the right side, or the traditional passenger side, of the Elio. Many future customers voiced their opinion that the gas tank should be located on the left side for the sake of convenience. After improvements to the Elio’s body and frame were made, our engineers returned to the drawing board and placed the vapor canister on the traditional driver’s side.

    Exhaust Routing

    In earlier iterations of the vehicle, the vehicle’s exhaust was routed to exit down the side of the vehicle. To do so, a protruding cover was necessary to cover the exhaust area. Reservation holders were almost universal in their feedback that the bump was unseemly and that a better option should be explored. Through the course of refining the vehicle, our team devised a plan that routed the underneath the vehicle to exit out the rear. The benefits included a smoother ride, enhanced longevity, improved manufacturability, and a more aesthetically pleasing vehicle. Again, keen feedback from our supporters played a major role in an improvement to the vehicle.

    The Elio Motors fanbase is made up of people from a wide array of backgrounds, from current and former engineers to executives to mechanics. This diversity in expertise has resulted in some very interesting feedback on the design of the Elio. If you have thoughts on either our current vehicles or future models, we’d love to hear from you. Please feel free to write us an email to tellmemore@eliomotors.com
     
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    Coss Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    That's better, they fooled me with that first post, and didn't call it Momentum, it was just "From the Archive"
    Sneaky devils.
     
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    I hope events warrant some newer Momentums soon.
     
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    True, but after talking to them, it's on hold until $ shows up.
     
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    RUCRAYZE Elio Addict

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    Really ??? everything's been on hold for many, many, years! :-)
     
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    Well at least they haven't packed up everything and gone into hiding.
    So there is some hope.
     
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    Are you sure they aren't hiding? I mean, where's Paul?
     
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    After reading this, I wondered how many is many?
    This is the best answer I could find.,,, in my opinion.

    When I was a Navy Diver in the early 90’s, my instructor asked my class that question while treading water. 1hour later we had the answer. The order goes… (1)single, (2)couple, (3)few, (4)some, (5)group, (6)bunch, (7)several, (8+)many.
     
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    Paul's in Phoenix, along with Chip and a few others.
    I talked to Chip just a few days ago.
    And they go between Phoenix, the Plant, and Detroit area on a fairly regular basis.
    Just trying as hard as they can to get financial backing. That's as much detail as I could get.
     

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