Amazing car from Elio Motors gets 84 MPG and costs $6,800

At CES 2014, a new car appeared at a surprising price point:

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This article points out that the Elio car comes from an entrepreneurial venture founded by an engineer:

Three-wheel $6,800 car gears for 2015 US launch

Company founder Paul Elio said he came up with the idea because “I got mad about seeing all this wealth leave the country” for imported petroleum.

An engineer by training, Elio began the firm in 2008 and recently took over an abandoned General Motors plant in Louisiana — one which had been producing the gas-guzzling Hummer.

 

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