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Technically, It's Just Listening For Now

A day-long workshop on dealership laws in America shows that the FTC is listening to different voices on the issue. But what is it hearing?

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The FTC will hear eight hours of testimony on things like vehicle distribution, dealership locations, and direct vehicle sales today.

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In Detroit, Paul Elio Explains How Things Will Work

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High-MPG trike maker Elio will use $25 million raised by selling shares to the general public to make 25 test and engineering vehicles.

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Cash Will Be Used In Part For More Testing Prototypes

Louisiana-based startup started putting out investment feelers in mid-June.

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Deliveries Will Start In Late 2016, CEO Says

The latest prototype of the three-wheeled Elio vehicle was displayed at the 2015 LA Auto Show. Along with a few more details on deliveries and efficiency.

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$6,800 Trikes Will Get 84 Miles Per Gallon

Elio Motors makes the list of top 10 startups at the LA Auto Show's Connected Car Expo.

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6,665 Investors Have Each Put In An Average Of $3,775

After a month on StartEngine, Elio has collected over $25 million from over 6,000 individual investors.

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StartEngine, Elio Will Investigate What Look To Be Fake Accounts

The crowdfunding page on StartEngine for Elio's high-mpg trike was getting too many suspicious investors. But even without them, things are going well.

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High-MPG Trike Could Be Part Of Highest-Grossing Equity Crowdfund In History

Elio Motors raises almost $19 million in crowdfunding investments for it's high-MPG three-wheeler in three weeks.

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Company Builds New Engine To Test Better Efficiency

Elio Motors is working on P5, its fifth-generation prototype of the 84-mpg, $6,800 three wheeler that's due in the middle of 2016.

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Just Like Any Automaker Anywhere

Three FTC staff say, again, that laws restricting Tesla or other automakers from selling vehicles direct to customers is a bad idea. An 'anomaly,' in fact.

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Company Introduces New "Let Your Gas Savings Make Your Payments' Plan

Paul Elio says the new "Let Your Gas Savings Make Your Payments" plan will cost you triple for gas, but that's actually a good thing, since the 84-mpg trike can pay for itself.

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Elio debuts a 0.9-liter three-cylinder prototype for its high-MPG trike.

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Paul Elio's 84-mpg Trike Constantly Getting Closer To Reality

Controversial, helpful and finally put on hiatus, the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) loan program from the Department of Energy (DOE) has had a tremendous impact on the current flock of plug-in vehicles. Before being paused in 2011, the ATVM handed out money to Ford ($5.9 billion), Nissan ($1.6 billion) Fisker Automotive ($528.7 million), and Tesla Motors ($465 million). That took care of around $8.3 billion of the Bush-era program's original budget of $25 billion, leaving aro

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We're One Year Out From Job One, Apparently

Elio Motors continues to move forward on building a high-efficiency three-wheeled vehicle for the masses. For proof, take a look at a new local news clip of the inside of an old General Motors factory in Shreveport, LA. This is where Elio is going to build the lightweight, 84-mile-per-gallon vehicle, and it has started opening the doors to the media.

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Elio Motors is taking its green-is-good mentality to its factory equipment. The company, which is planning to make super-light three-wheeled vehicles that get 84 miles per gallon, will finally start making trikes next year. The plan is to sell off extra equipment from an old General Motors factory to do so.

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Three wheeled car gets 84 miles to the gallon

Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.

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For prospective buyers of Elio Motors' super-fuel-efficient vehicle set to debut next year, one day may cost you $250. For a car that costs $6,800, that's a decent chunk. You've been warned.

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What does the three-wheeled, super-efficient Elio have in common with a gas-guzzling Hummer? Both use a standard internal combustion engine in favor of a hybrid or electric setup, and the Elio will be built in the same Louisiana factory that once hummed to the tune of H3 production. The similarities end there.

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If you think the fact that Elio Motors has taken 15,000 reservations for its high-MPG three-wheeler is something to scoff at, well, consider the fact that Honda sold less than 21,000 of its hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles combined last year. But, if you think that the company's claim that the trike is cleaner than a year's worth of farts from a cow? Well, go ahead and scoff.

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