Elio Motors http://michiganradio.org en Three-wheeled car buyers won't have to take motorcycle test http://michiganradio.org/post/three-wheeled-car-buyers-wont-have-take-motorcycle-test <p align="LEFT">The state legislature has approved a bill to change Michigan's motorcycle laws.&nbsp; The&nbsp;change will let Elio (pronounced&nbsp;EE-lee-oh) Motors sell a three-wheeled car in the state, without requiring buyers to take a motorcycle safety test,&nbsp;known as a&nbsp;motorcycle endorsement.</p><p align="LEFT">The "Elio" is technically a motorcycle because it has three wheels and weighs less than 1,600 pounds. Nonetheless, it is a car, with car safety features like airbags.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:36:58 +0000 Tracy Samilton 15236 at http://michiganradio.org Three-wheeled car buyers won't have to take motorcycle test Elio Motors nearing launch of $6800, 84 mpg car http://michiganradio.org/post/elio-motors-nearing-launch-6800-84-mpg-car <p>As you read this article, just remember,&nbsp;people laughed at Henry Ford, too, when Ford said he wanted to make a motorized vehicle that anyone could afford to buy.</p><p>More than&nbsp;100 years later, Paul Elio has the same dream.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>While Ford's Model T had four wheels, Elio's car has three -- two in front, and one in the back.&nbsp; And the car will seat only two people, but&nbsp;not side by side.&nbsp; The passenger seat is directly behind the driver's seat.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 22:32:51 +0000 Tracy Samilton 12485 at http://michiganradio.org Elio Motors nearing launch of $6800, 84 mpg car