In this podcast episode, Aaron hosts contributing Car News Cafe writer Curt Robbins and special guest Bob Sampson in a discussion about the state of Elio Motors and how likely it seems (or doesn’t seem) the little three-wheeled Elio tadpole will ever be produced.

Delays, more delays, and shaky finances plague the automotive startup and now we learn that even its engine is not yet ready for the public.  A series of articles here on Car News Cafe have chronicled the saga of Elio as it has progressed for the past couple of years. In the latest, Curt Robbins rounds up the latest information with Elio Motors: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The long and short of it is that Elio is at a do-or-die crossroads and seems to have put most of its eggs into a single basket in hopes that it will find a golden egg. Will they?

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at

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2 thoughts on “Elio Motors and Their Chances of Failure – podcast #47”

  1. Here is how Elio can raise some money. Paul Elio and the Elio marketing team write a book called “How to Get Lots of Press & Buzz for a Start-Up AND Attract Raving Fans” because I’m sure a lot of people, including me, would be interested in reading this. This book would be a bestseller. 🙂

    I don’t think Aptera is a fair comparison. Aptera had virtually no business plan to sell any of those three wheelers. They just wanted to emphasis how innovative the electric vehicle technology they had was. The company was moving from grant to grant. At least Elio has a business plan and somewhat of a general idea of how to make it work, even if it is far fetched.

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