It’s good to be The Elio: Helmet hurdle cleared in Michigan, as Cooper Tire steps up. Still #84MPG. Still $6,800. Still American-made in Shreveport, LA, and available at http://www.ElioMotors.com

 The Elio - new HQ at GM Shreveport plant, purchased by Stu Lichter with Industrial Realty Group (IRG) - 1.3.13

November 12, 2013 ~ Hemmer PR Wire ~ It’s good to be The Elio. And 1,500 new jobs are right around the corner for an American-made, gas-sippin’ xxxx xxxxx

Two new press releases from ElioLand over the last week, including a new law in Michigan that lets Elio riders drive their 84 MPG xxxx xxxx without a helmet.

Last week, The Elioe cleared a significant hurdle on the road to no helmets with the Michigan Senate passing a bill, sponsored by Senator John Moolenaar, that “removes the technical requirement for motorcycle endorsements for “auto-cycles,” or, completely enclosed three-wheel motorcycles with automotive controls.”

Here’s the full press release on Michigan:

Startup transportation company Elio Motors continued their streak of legislative success with the unanimous passing of Senate Bill 390 in Michigan yesterday. This bill, sponsored by Senator John Moolenaar, removes the technical requirement for motorcycle endorsements for “autocycles – completely enclosed three-wheel motorcycles with automotive controls.

 Joel Sheltrown, Vice President of Governmental Affairs for Elio Motors said the unanimous vote in both Chambers signals the understanding by the legislature of the need for this common sense change.  “In all states where we have asked for legislation to be considered, it has passed unanimously.  There has been no opposition in committee testimony either.  In the times we live in, that kind of bipartisan support is encouraging,” he said.

The clearance of Senate Bill 390 is especially exciting for Elio Motors as they intend to introduce their three-wheel, $6,800, 84 mpg vehicle to the U.S. car market in the fourth quarter of 2014. Once the bill is signed by Governor Snyder, Michigan will follow in the footsteps of California, Texas and other states which allow the Elio to be driven without a motorcycle endorsement.

“There is still some work to do, but the Elio Motors Governmental team is aggressively pursuing helmet and licensing law changes where needed with much success,” added in Paul Elio, Chief Executive Officer for Elio Motors.

And here’s the press release from Cooper Rubber & Tire Company of Findlay, Ohio:

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About Elio

Elio Motors was born out of Paul Elio’s vision for an efficient and affordable revolutionary vehicle. The American made, three-wheel vehicle boasts 84 mpg on the highway and 49 mpg in the city, plus an anticipated 5-star safety rating. At $6,800, this vehicle is for everyone. For more information, please visit http://www.eliomotors.com or www.facebook.com/ElioMotors.

For Immediate Release Contact:  Allison Hurt                                                                                        BERLINE

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