Marc Carter

Elio Motors' Two-Seater P4 Vehicle Gets 84 MPG and Only Costs $6,800

by , 02/03/14

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Today’s top of the line hybrids and electric cars feature expensive systems under the hood that place them out of reach for many buyers. But Elio Motors could change all that with their new P4 – the three-wheeled two-seater vehicle gets up to 84 mpg and only costs $6,800.

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The P4 is a small vehicle that only measures 160 inches long with a 110 inch wheelbase, but Elio Motors says the vehicle was designed to fit a 6’1″ 220 pound person. The tallest person to fit in the P4 was 6’8″, and the largest person weighed 365 pounds. The P4 has room for two passengers that sit in tandem, meaning that the second passenger sits behind the driver. The P4 is expected to get the government’s highest 5-star safety rating thanks to its reinforced roll cage and three airbags.

Under the hood, the P4 is powered by a 0.9 liter three-cylinder engine with 55 horsepower. Buyers can choose from a five-speed manual or automatic transmission, and the P4 has a range of 672 miles with a 84 mpg highway rating. In the city, the P4 is rated at 49 mpg.

Elio Motors is now accepting reservations for the P4, which is going to be built at its plant in Shreveport, LA. Elio Motors has already received over 8,000 reservations, and production is expected to kick off soon.

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8 Comments

  1. david wood April 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I check up on the elio I order.the order #100007323

  2. peach632 March 30, 2014 at 5:04 am

    I have often said that if anyone produces a 2 seater commuter vehicle that gets great mileage , for under $10,000 I’d buy it. I was curious to know if you have any info on registering it in Canada, Sure would be a step up from my 400cc Suzuki Burgman scooter which is my work commuter. It would be great to see some Youtube videos of it on the highway and in other normal day-to-day driving conditions. What is it made of? Plastic/fiberglass/composite/metal?

  3. JohnCz February 10, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I’ve been following Elio Motors for a year now and believe they have the perfect transitional / downsizing product for American consumers. If households went from avg 2.2 cars to 1.5 cars, you can imagine the positive impact it would have. For the amount of in town driving I do this would be perfect for me and would let us have enough money to replace our aging SUV with something that is still capable yet significantly better when it comes to emissions. I hope environmentalists embrace this vehicle as much as they rave about those luxury cars from Tesla. I also remember reading that Elio plans on elecrifying this platform at some point.

  4. Scott Simmons February 8, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Great! But what is the MPH? Is it fast enough to keep up with traffic, or an annoyance, like being in back of a moped on a busy highway? I hope for the best here.

  5. kristy urbanek February 7, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    I would like to have a 2 seated car

  6. boheme February 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Too bad they put that impossible sale price on the vehicle, but the reality is that many folks would be willing to pay $10,000 or more above the $6800 price if it delivered on it’s promises. You can’t get much of a “real” motorcycle (or even a scooter) anywhere near $6800 from an established large corporation with global sourcing of parts. And a motorcycle does not have airbags, A/C, roll-up windows, or even any glass! Let’s hope they don’t go the way of Aptera’s trike which was tanked by the reality of manufacturing costs.

  7. love morning coffee February 4, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Marc… Reposting a snapshot of corporate press release isn’t news, give us some perspective And insite please. Do a little more research first. This “small” 1-2 person vehicle has a longer wheelbase than a Honda Civic with about the same front wheel width. The overall length is about 15″ shorter given that there is a only a small trunk designed to carry a few groceries or a standard airline carry on bag, unless the rear seat is folded down. PS there is a lot more information available, please use it to write a full story.

  8. Johnny.Valentine February 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    That\’s a sharp looking car with some decent mileage and a awfully good price. Looks like a great grocery getter

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