Elio Motors is the company behind the odd-looking three-wheel commuter car aiming for 84mpg in the real world. The company has announced that it has finished the final stages of engineering for its E-Series vehicles with the chassis design finished. With the engineering data complete, the next step in testing of the car is real world crash testing.
Crash testing is an important part of the process for getting a car legalized for the roads in the US. In addition to targeting a fuel economy rating of 84mpg, the Elio also aims at a very low price tag of $6,800 new. The newly finished chassis designed will result in vehicles that are used for validation in the real world for for ride dynamics.
“This achievement, which is the final step in our engineering process for the E-Series of vehicles, further validates the flexibility and agility of our Elio Motors-supplier product development process,” said Paul Elio, founder and CEO of Elio Motors. “Roush, which joined the team in January, has done a tremendous job on the design of the chassis and suspension, as well as managing the overall engineering process working at what seems like lightning speed.”