Priced at just $6800, this 3-wheeled vehicle from Elio Motors is powered by a custom 0.9-liter 3-cylinder engine that achieves a highway fuel economy of up to 84 mpg (2.8 l/100 km) and a city fuel economy of 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km). With just 8 gallons of gas, the Elio can drive up to 672 miles without ever needing to refuel. Continue reading for a video of one of the earlier prototypes, more pictures and additional information.
“The engine was designed by Berlin-based automotive engineering company IAV to be efficient in both highway and city driving environments. Elio says it will take the vehicle to a top speed of 100 mph (161 km/h), with acceleration from zero to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) taking 9.6 seconds,” says Gizmag.