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Where Did 84 Mpg Come From?

Discussion in 'Elio Drivetrain' started by Inigo93, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Inigo93

    Inigo93 Elio Addict

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    As there appears to be no "delete post" option, I'm overwriting the previous post with this text.
     
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  2. raybonz

    raybonz Elio Addict

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    Don't know where the 84mpg originates but do know Elio needs MUCH more money before they can produce any vehicles..
     
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    Inigo93 Elio Addict

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    As there appears to be no "delete post" option, I'm overwriting the previous post with this text.
     
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    raybonz Elio Addict

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    Fact is Elio doesn't possess the motor or tranny yet and the 84 mpg is probably a computer model estimate.. Don't know what mpg the prototypes are getting with their old drivetrains..

    Ray
     
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    I don't know where the 84 mpg number came from but that is a very good question. I will ask when I see the P4 in a few days however it would be nice if someone would ask Paul Elio where those numbers came from.


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    By the numbers 3 X 27 is 84.1. Paul Elio said he wanted the Elio to get 3 times the mileage of the average car in this country.
     
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    Jerry Greif Elio Addict

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    The 84 mpg may be just like the lottery jackpot, it's always advertised at twice what you really get. OK I'll take 42 mpg and I will be happy. But until I'm driving my 2015 Elio I will dream about 84 mpg.
     
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    hypermile to 100mpg for shits and giggles?
     
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    I believe 100 mpg is quite possible.
     
  10. lafrisbee

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    yeah it bugs me that Paul Elio is stuck on 84mpg. If i knew why it might help me appreciate that number. if it is as assininie as three times the average car...well why three? get my drift?
    He already screwed with the cool factor by taking the Prowler wheel covers off, or at least that is the reason i am getting for the modification... he also is stuck on $6800. Engineers? well they have their flaws too. Why create a number whether theoretical or not, and then believe you can match that number in the real world? And the price tag number is even more questionable...is it some Chinese Magic Price Point for Motor powered Rickshaws? Come on man. Artificially fabricated numbers? At the expense of what? all the other performance variables and style?
    Personally I'd pay more money to have a 70/70/7000 that looked cool..yeah 70 hp 70mpg $7000. And it'd be easier to remember and market..."Lucky "7's"... and it could be called "The 7" and the "7" badge could be easily worked into the fuselage on one side.
     

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