Set to sell for less than half the price of the least expensive car in America, the 3-wheeled Elio is aiming to shake up the automotive industry. It isn’t electric but uses a small gasoline-powered system. However, due it’s small, light, and aerodynamic design, it’s economical prowess is vast. The Elio features a 1+1, 2-seat design. It utilizes a 70-hp, 1-liter, 3-cylinder front-mounted engine.
Now, compared to engine sizes you’re used to hearing, even in sub compact cars, that still sounds like a pretty small engine perhaps more suited to a lawn mower, or at least a lawn tractor. Once again, due to its physical features it can hit speeds of up to 100 mph, and it can accelerate to 60 mph in 9.6 seconds. And the fuel economy is jaw-dropping. Up to 84 mpg on the highway and up to 49 mpg in the city. With a full tank of gas (only 8 gallons), the Elio can travel up to 672 miles. That’s a road trip from New York to Detroit with no stopping for gas. Here are some other features: Disc brakes with ABS 15-inch wheels 5-speed automatic transmission Heater Defroster Power windows Power door locks 3 airbags Independent suspension 160.5 inches long 110 inch wheelbase Trunk space: 27 x 14 x 10 inches What about big guys? Can they even fit in the Elio? The manufacturer claims it can fit 95 percent of men. They even tested it with 6′ 8″, 325-pound drivers and passengers. The car is scheduled to roll out soon at just $6,800.
The 2015 KIA Soul EV is the all electric version of the new KIA Soul. With a range of 94 miles and a 105 MPG, this new electric car is KIA’s first crack at an EV. Like many other manufacturers KIA plans to sell the 2015 KIA Soul EV only in California. Hopefully other states will follow soon! If a quality all-electric car with satisfactory range were available here in the Phoenix area, would it be a serious consideration for your next car purchase?
It’s an unsettling feeling that most Arizona drivers will eventually encounter…SLAM!…you’ve just been involved in a wreck! Whether an accident is your fault or that of another driver, you need to take immediate steps after a collision to ensure your safety and protect your pocketbook. This article will provide you with some important tips that will help you come out as a winner after your car has been wrecked.