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41Elio getting closer to building actual 84-mpg cars

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.

AddElio moves to make $6,800, 84-mpg three-wheeler more real

Tell a hip-hop fan you've got a vehicle with three-wheel motion and they'll think of low-riders, '64 Impalas and hydraulics. Michigan-based Elio Motors has another idea, and the Detroit News says it's a few beats closer to reality.

52Elio Motors buys old GM plant in LA, plans to build 84-mpg, $6,800 trike [w/video]

The story of Elio Motors goes back many years, but it has managed to stay well below the radar, mostly because there hasn't been much news. This has changed.

25Report: Another GM plant halted by parts shortage, workers laid off

General Motors recently announced that it was forced to halt production at its Shreveport, Louisiana assembly facility. Now GM is hitting the brakes on production at its Tonawanda plant in Buffalo, New York as well. The reason for the stoppage? The massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan has caused significant delays from parts suppliers.

32Turn Out the Lights: Final Hummer H3 rolls off the line... for Avis

2010 Hummer H3 – Click above for high-res image gallery

71Report: Bad Chinese parts force GM to idle Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon plant

2010 Chevrolet Colorado – click above for high-res image gallery

75Hummer plant coming back online to fill 849-unit order?

Hummer H3T - Click above for high-res image gallery

9Shreveport, LA mayor lobbies D.C. to close the HUMMER deal, already

Cedric Glover, the mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, went to Washington, D.C. to plead his case for the sale of Hummer to Tengzhong. The only thing is, we're not sure why he went. To be more precise, we do know that he wants to protect jobs at GM's Shreveport plant that builds Hummers. The plant has about 800 workers who build some of The General's pickup trucks and Hummer models, and the loss of The Big H would undoubtedly put people out of work.

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