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Elio 3-Wheeled 0.9L Engine Autocycle – Review & Test Drive

The Elio is a 3-wheeled autocycle with a 0.9L 3 cylinder engine producing 55 horsepower and 55 lb-ft of torque. The car weighs just over 1,200 lbs, and has an estimated highway fuel economy of 84 mpg. It costs $6,800, and comes with a 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty.

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This video will take a look at the exterior, engine and drivetrain, wheels, tires, suspension, interior, features, as well as a quick test drive and summary of the fuel economy and performance. This video is a review of the P4 Elio prototype.

Elio Motors is a company founded by Paul Elio in 2009, to design a three-wheeled, enclosed autocycle.The company’s three-wheeler is marketed as the Elio P4 and was projected by the company to attain a highway mileage rating of up to 84 mpg and offer power windows, a power door lock, cruise control, and air conditioning, in an aerodynamic, enclosed bodywork.


The design targets a curb weight of 1,350 lb (610 kg); three-wheel anti-lock disc brakes; an inline 0.9 liter three cylinder (designed especially for Elio by IAV), 55 horsepower (41 kW) engine; and front-wheel drive, with a top speed of 107 mph (172 km/h) and an acceleration of 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in approximately 10.8 seconds.// wikipedia