Eloi motors

TugarTugar Senior MemberPosts: 1,607 Senior Member
At least someone is trying to do something right. Three wheelers with a good safety record and good mileage. The guy is taking over an old GM plant in Louisiana.

http://www.eliomotors.com/
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,662 Senior Member
    I think it's cool. I hope he sells a ton of them.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 17,915 Senior Member
    Hmmmm- - - - -I did a double take at the name, and finally figured out the OP misspelled it. The Eloi were the wimpy flower children in H.G. Wells' "Time Machine", the ones the Morlocks used for food. The 3-wheeler's name is spelled E-L-I-O. I originally thought somebody was making a huge joke at the expense of the greenies!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member
    I reserved one

    $7,000 and 86 mpg @3.79/gal beats dahek outta 14 mpg @ $4.15
    and American built?
    a new Electra-Glide is how much?

    2 years the thing's paid for itself in fuel savings

    not to mention maintenance costs.. I mean heck, a 1 liter 3-banger.. might cost me what, $25 bucks for 4 qts synthetic and a filter?
    lleH, the truck, that's more like $150..
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,156 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Hmmmm- - - - -I did a double take at the name, and finally figured out the OP misspelled it. The Eloi were the wimpy flower children in H.G. Wells' "Time Machine", the ones the Morlocks used for food. The 3-wheeler's name is spelled E-L-I-O. I originally thought somebody was making a huge joke at the expense of the greenies!
    Jerry

    Haha, I thought the same thing, and was trying to come up with a Morlock joke...
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  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    I think I am going to find a way to buy one. I'm not going to lie, I'd have a smart car if they got 84mpg.

    The bike will be paid off in may....
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  • ThatMattGuyThatMattGuy Senior Member Posts: 666 Senior Member
    If I wasnt low rent I would buy that!
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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 7,312 Senior Member
    Looks like an enclosed Can-Am Spyder.
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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 17,915 Senior Member
    I've got an inline 1-liter fuel injected 3-cylinder engine- - - - -in my 94 Geo Metro! It carries passengers, too, and my tool box, and I'm fitting it out with a mobile office for my warranty inspection jobs. 38 MPG ain't bad for a car that cost me less than $3K 6 years ago! It gets driven about 700-1K miles a week with virtually no maintenance, also!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 8,968 Senior Member
    Hmmm... take off the fenders, raise the rear suspension, mudgrip tires, and put an expanded metal rack for the deer, and make a nice hunting buggy for less than a UTV or 4 wheeler.

    When they come up used for $1000, I'll take a look.
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,156 Senior Member
    I think I am going to find a way to buy one.

    In bright red with a light bar across the top and a haligan tool for a front bumper.
    “A gun is a tool, no better or no worse than any other tool: an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 15,349 Senior Member
    Sigh...

    If "they" would just stop fooling around with inefficient gasoline engines. Put a diesel in that thing and it'd get 150-ish MPG.

    Still, a good concept. Years ago we had a local outfit make the "Corbin Sparrow" all-electric at twice the price.
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  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,217 Senior Member
    I kind of like it, in creamsickle
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 21,476 Senior Member
    Looks like fun! If they can produce it at the price they quoted, it should sell well if they can get a dealer network together. I hope the company succeeds just because it is an American company.
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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,202 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Looks like fun! If they can produce it at the price they quoted, it should sell well if they can get a dealer network together. I hope the company succeeds just because it is an American company.

    Yeah... I'm considering calling them.
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,202 Senior Member
    Only thing I'm worried about.... Red Robin was a three wheeled car in Britain in the 70s. Take a turn at not very fast speed? It rolls over. Watch Top Gear UK for Jeremy Clarkson's hilarious test drive. That thing did more rolling than driving.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 1,607 Senior Member
    Watch the video.This in stable. The clowns that built the car you're talking about just removed the back axle and added one wheel. Three wheelers can be very stable.
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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,202 Senior Member
    I watched it. I'd love to drive one through some tight turns.
  • EliEli Senior Member Posts: 3,058 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    Only thing I'm worried about.... Red Robin was a three wheeled car in Britain in the 70s. Take a turn at not very fast speed? It rolls over. Watch Top Gear UK for Jeremy Clarkson's hilarious test drive. That thing did more rolling than driving.

    Yeah, but the Robin had the one wheel on the front....seriously no bueno. This one has the two wheels up front, front wheel drive, and front mounted engine.....looks to be very stable.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 17,915 Senior Member
    Check out the Morgan 3-wheeler. The single rear wheel cars have always been very good in the cornering department, even back in the 1930's.
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,202 Senior Member
    Eli wrote: »
    Yeah, but the Robin had the one wheel on the front....seriously no bueno. This one has the two wheels up front, front wheel drive, and front mounted engine.....looks to be very stable.

    Oh yeah, that's right. Haven't seen the episode for a while.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 16,571 Senior Member
    Buffco wrote: »
    Only thing I'm worried about.... Red Robin was a three wheeled car in Britain in the 70s. Take a turn at not very fast speed? It rolls over. Watch Top Gear UK for Jeremy Clarkson's hilarious test drive. That thing did more rolling than driving.
    Well, you notice how often you hear about the Can Am Spyders rolling? I've not.

    As was already mentioned, it looks like a Spyder with an enclosed cab.
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  • hawk18hawk18 Senior Member Posts: 660 Senior Member
    In the '60's, Mechanics Illustrated sold the plans to "marry" a VW front-end with (I think) a Suzuki 650 motor and rear end. That and a little one'off molding and this is what you get. I wanted one then.

    Hawk
  • JLDickmonJLDickmon Senior Member Posts: 1,726 Senior Member
    Looks like an enclosed Can-Am Spyder.
    that's what I thought..
    Put a diesel in that thing and it'd get 150-ish MPG.
    they said that haven't finalized powertrain options..
    Polaris diesel quad motor probably go in it real nice..
    Never laugh at your wife's choices.
    You are one of them.
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,662 Senior Member
    Keep in mind, it's not a car. It's a motorcycle. According to the government anyway. Put a small diesel In that thing, and talk about mileage.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 4,081 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Keep in mind, it's not a car. It's a motorcycle. According to the government anyway. Put a small diesel In that thing, and talk about mileage.


    Since it is a motorcycle, some states will require drivers/riders to wear helmets. That takes the dork factor up a couple notches.
    The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.

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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 36,662 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Since it is a motorcycle, some states will require drivers/riders to wear helmets. That takes the dork factor up a couple notches.

    That is true. But I'm guessing a cop would let that one slide. Or should.
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 8,968 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    That takes the dork factor up a couple notches.

    Made me LOL.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,458 Senior Member
    In states such as Florida you will also have to have protective eye wear on. Which is satisfied by sun glasses, but just the idea of legally being able to be ticketed for not having a pair of shades on is kinda :uhm:
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 21,476 Senior Member
    In states such as Florida you will also have to have protective eye wear on. Which is satisfied by sun glasses, but just the idea of legally being able to be ticketed for not having a pair of shades on is kinda :uhm:

    Why do they require protective eyewear? One word; lovebugs! :silly:
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  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 8,452 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Check out the Morgan 3-wheeler. The single rear wheel cars have always been very good in the cornering department, even back in the 1930's.
    Jerry

    When a was growing up, there was an old guy that drove an Isetta thru town all of the time.....

    BMW-Isetta_mp2_pic_43756.jpg
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