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BEHIND-the-SCENES at FOX News, West 48th and Sixth Avenue: Paul Elio, The Elio, Elio Motors on ‘FOX and Friends’ ~~ live from The Avenue of The Americas, to those familiar with Le Large Apple ~~ thx to @FOXNews, @FOXandFriends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy ~~ @ElioMotors #84MPG ~~

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Paul Elio The Elio and Elio Motors on FOX News w Elisabeth Hasselbeck brian Kilmeade Steve Doocy FOX and Friends PR by Andy Hemmer

‘IT’S A MONEY-SAVER ON THREE WHEELS’ ~~ Paul Elio, The Elio and Elio Motors on The FOX News Channel, ‘FOX and Friends’ ~~ Pep Boys Announced as Official Service Provider for @ElioMotors ~~ #84MPG ~~ #MadeInAmerica ~~ thx @FOXNews and @FOXandFriends !! ~~ Stay Tuned For More From !!

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“COMING UP: It’s a Money-Saver on Three Wheels, the new cars that cost less than $7,000, and …. they’re made right here in America,” announces Steve Doocy of The FOX News Channel {}, co-host of “FOX and Friends,” as The Elio and took center-stage in midtown Manhattan last week. (FOX clip here)


Oh yeah.”

Look at that! She’s behind the wheel …. Lookin’ good!

(commercial break …. returning to EXTERIOR at FOX Studios, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036):

Well, with the national average for gas prices at $3.69, how would you like to drive a car that you can get more than 80 miles per gallon?” asked Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of “FOX and Friends” on The FOX News Channel.

In the midst of a cross-country promotional tour in advance of 2015 production, Elio Motors CEO Paul Elio was invited to share his story, aka The Next Greatest Thing In Transportation.

What kind of hybrid is that?” asked her co-host Brian Kilmeade. “What if I told you, the car only has three wheels?

The Elio promises to do just that. Joining us right now is the founder of Elio Motors, Paul Elio. Paul, congratulations!” Kilmeade said.

“It is a fun vehicle for sure, three wheels. And you say that the tandem seating is responsible for that great gas mileage?” asked Elisabeth.

Exactly,” said Paul Elio. “So, at highway speeds, most fuel goes to moving air. We’re half as wide, moving half as much air, we get double the mileage.”

Let’s take a walk around it ….It’s gonna be a long walk….. This it! …. It’s the width of two people, look at this. Now open up the trunk …” (Kilmeade)

Paul Elio, The Elio and Elio Motors on The FOX News Channel - FOX and Friends - 4.29.14

One in the front, one in the back …. ” adds Elisabeth. “You guys have also partnered up with Pep Boys, can you tell us about that, Paul?” Elisabeth asked. (Official Press Release:

That is correct. So …. (New York City bus roars by, temporarily dissolving the audio portion of the proceedings) ….

Pep Boys has agreed to be our Authorized Service Provider, so we have 800 authorized service locations Day One,” said Elio.(MarketWatch on the Elio/Pep Boys news:

And how much will this cost Elisabeth, if she wants to surprise me for my birthday?” (Kilmeade)

$6,800.” ( ).

People usually make these kind of carsan ‘or’ car, but this is an ‘and’ car, you should have this ‘in addition?‘ ” (Elisabeth)

Paul Elio The Elio Elio Motors on The FOX News Channel - FOX and Friends - 4.29.14

Elio responds …..

Right, so, one of the reasons small vehicles are not made in America, is, we buy big cars for a reason. So you don’t have to get rid of your SUV. You can have this, AND your SUV.”

What are we in, Saudi Arabia? You can ride in the front,” jokes Kilmeade.

I’m giving you the front seat, my friend, right here ….” (Elisabeth)

So watch this, so she’s right behind me, she’ll take the back seat, I’ll take the front seat (Brian) …

(Paul provides the recline shift)

Are we there yet? (Elisabeth)

Wow. OK.”

Are we there yet?”

I can take the bike lane, and still have room …. I can still ride next to a Schwinn.” (Kilmeade)

It’s classified as a motorcycle, so you can still ride in the HOV (High-Occupancy Vehicle) lane?” asks Elisabeth.

It’s a motorcycle, technically, It has three air bags, two seat belts, air conditioning, power windows, power door locks standard. We’re building it in Shreveport, Louisiana, with 90 percent North American content, so it’s truly an American project.” (Elio)

How would I start it?” asked Brian.

Uh, with the key,” pointed out Elio, “right there.”

Paul Elio, this is a great concept here. And it’s going to be a reality for so many, coming up soon,” added Elisabeth. “I’m going to use this seat belt, and we are going to test the air bags …. oh my ….” (The Elio pulls out, Brian at the wheel)

Paul Elio The Elio Elio Motors on The FOX News Channel - FOX and Friends - 4.29.14

Look out! I only have three wheels!” screams Kilmeade, pulling away on West 48th Street.

Oh my golly ….. this is not a way to get revenge!” (Hasselbeck) …..

And that’s the last we saw of them,” says Doocy. “That is cool.Very nice ….”

You like more information about that car? Go to our website at under FOX and Friends,” said Doocy,

Or, to

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Much love from PR Guy Hemmer, and the entire Elio Motors team, to our friends at The FOX News Channel and “FOX and Friends.”)

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Paul Elio of @ElioMotors and his baby, The Elio, head for the Curvy Couch on FOX News: This Tuesday, April 29, FOX and Friends to host The Elio, The Next Big Thing in Transportation from ~~ #84MPG and Made In The USA ~~ $6,800 ~~ thx @FOXNews and @FOXandFriends!! ~~ #BetterWithFriends ~~ 6-9 a.m. 4.29.14

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WHO: Paul Elio, founder of @ElioMotors {} and creator of The Elio

WHAT: Elio NYC Tour 2014

WHERE: FOX News, 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), New York, NY 10036

WHEN: 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. this Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WHY: #84MPG and Made In The USA

Paul Elio - The Elio - Elio Motors on FOX News April 29 2014 - FOX and Friends with Elisabeth Hasselbeck Steve Doocy Brian Kilmeade FOX News

#BetterWithFriends: Meet You On The Curvy Couch this Tuesday, April 29, 2014, with Paul Elio of Elio Motors, creator of The Elio. The most popular cable news morning show in America, FOX and Friends runs 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. EST. #84MPG

@CNNMoney on Paul Elio, Elio Motors, Stu Lichter, IRG (Industrial Realty Group) and adaptive reuse of iconic, albeit outdated U.S. industrial facilities: ‘Rebirth of America’s Dead Factories’ ~~ Reporter Parija Kavilanz (@ParijaKavilanz) writing for @CNNMoney ~~ thx, Parija and CNN Money !! ~~

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The Elio from at the former GM Shreveport and Assembly Plant on Jan. 3, 2013, announcing The Next Greatest Thing In Getting You From Here To There. The Elio, based in Phoenix, was featured in a @CNNMoney story posted yesterday:

Elio Motors Inc. of Phoenix {} names cylinder-coating supplier for The Elio, Flame-Spray Industries of N.Y. (Port Washington), supplier to Mustang GT500, Nissan GT/R (Giddyup) ~~ ~~ Cylinder-coating technology in @ElioMotors improves heat transfer, reduces friction. #84MPG $6,800

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Licorice Elio Who U Like Me Now

[TROY, Michigan ~ April 8, 2014] Elio Motors, Inc., which will launch an enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle in 2015, has named Flame-Spray Industries Inc., a leading supplier of cylinder coating technology, as one of its key suppliers. 

Flame-Spray of Port Washington, N.Y., will use its patented and award-winning plasma-transferred wire arc (PTWA) technology.

The process involves accelerating a fine mist of molten steel at high speed onto a prepared surface and then honing that surface into a piston-ready cylinder bore.

The technology, which is used on high-performance sports cars such as the Mustang GT500 and the Nissan GT/R, improves heat transfer and reduces friction.

For Elio Motors, it is projected to boost engine performance by 10 percent, while reducing engine weight, helping Elio Motors achieve its 84-miles-per-gallon target.

Flame-Spray is an outstanding addition to our supplier network and is indicative of one of the many small, but crucial details that it takes to engineer a vehicle with extraordinary fuel efficiency with the performance characteristics that are important to today’s drivers,” said Paul Elio, CEO of Elio Motors.

Flame-Spray’s cutting edge technology will help us reduce vehicle weight but will improve engine performance and durability and extend engine life, all key attributes for customer satisfaction.”

With a price tag of $6,800 and fuel efficiency of 84 miles per gallon, the enclosed, three-wheeled vehicle will launch in 2015.

In addition to launching a new vehicle, Elio Motors will create more than 1,500 jobs at its manufacturing facility in Shreveport, La., help reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil and provide a more environmentally friendly transportation solution for American drivers. Initial customer enthusiasm for Elio Motors is high, as more than 13,000 people have made reservations for the vehicle. The company already has more than 100,000 fans on Facebook and is averaging more than 250,000 unique visitors per month to its web site this year.

Currently, the vehicle prototype is on a 33-city nationwide tour, introducing the vehicle potential customers.

GIMME MY ELIO!! ~ {} in San Jose today at Eastridge Mall


About Elio Motors: 

Founded by car enthusiast Paul Elio in 2008, Elio Motors Inc. represents a revolutionary approach to manufacturing an ultra-high-mileage vehicle. The 3-wheeled Elio will attain a highway mileage rating of 84 mpg while providing the comfort of amenities such as power windows, power door lock and air conditioning, accompanied by the safety of multiple air bags and an aerodynamic, enclosed vehicle body.

Elio’s first manufacturing site will be in Shreveport, La., with plans for the first production vehicle to roll off the assembly line in 2015 and significant production, sales and distribution during the next two years. For more information, visit or

 The Elio and Elio Motors announce Flame-Spray Industries added to Supplier Network

ELIO MOTORS UPDATE: Southern Cali over the weekend, then the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm ~~ BLOG!!!

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Elio Motors

Hello Elio fans, Happy Friday!  We had a good week this week and moved ever closer to making the Elio a reality.  Before we get to the Elio Championship match-up lets talk tour stops.

The Elio Preview is back at full strength and had great stops in San Antonio and Austin this week.  Today the team was in Tucson and had a great turn-out. Here is the schedule for this week:

  • Sunday March 30th, 3pm to 6pm, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Ontario Airport, 222 North Vineyard Avenue; Ontario, California
  • Tuesday April 1st, 3pm to 6pm, DoubleTree by Hilton, 2 Civic Plaza; Carson, California
  • Then the Preview Tour is heading to West Palm Beach Florida April 11-13 for another Barrett Jackson Auction!  We will be there show hours and the location is South Florida Fairgrounds, 9067 Southern Blvd. West Palm Beach, FL

Many have asked about a future schedule.  We have…

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IRG and The Elio: Sealing the GM Plant Deal Opens Up American Automotive Industry, Starting in The Bayou State. Development Pact Between Caddo Parish (LA) and IRG’s Stu Lichter at former GM Assembly and Stampling Plant Clears the Way for the Next Greatest Thing in Transportation:!

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Press Release – For Immediate Release – Monday, January 6, 2014: IRG and The Elio – Sealing the GM Plant Deal Opens Up American Automotive Industry Starting in The Bayou State – 1.6.14 Press Release from IRG

Shreveport adding 1,500 jobs, Elio Motors and the national leader in adaptive reuse: Industrial Realty Group (IRG)

IRG and The Elio:

Sealing the GM plant deal opens up American automotive industry, starting in The Bayou State

Caddo Parish Industrial Development Board Inks Development Pact with IRG.

Elio Motors: First New American Car Plant in Decades at ex-GM Assembly & Stamping plant.

Full Speed Ahead in Shreveport: Community Leads Its Own Economic Development Revival.

[SHREVEPORT, Louisiana ~ Jan. 6, 2014] The sealing of the Shreveport GM/Elio Motors/IRG plant deal has opened the doors for a rebirth in the American automotive industry – say hello again to The Elio, 84 MPG and Elio Motors of Arizona – at a sparkling-fit former General Motors plant, now run by the national leader in adaptive reuse, Industrial Realty Group and its pointman Stuart M. Lichter of Los Angeles.

GM Shreveport is simply an incredible property, with incredible potential, for Elio Motors as well as for a wide variety of other users,” said Mr. Lichter, president and chairman of IRG (

We’re very excited about having Elio Motors, a revolutionary car concept, as our anchor tenant at GM Shreveport, as we move forward towards getting The Elio into actual production.”

The creation of a new, state-of-the-art automotive manufacturing facility – inside of another – is the embodiment of IRG.

The new Elio Motors plant, expected to stretch 1.5 million square feet, converts “the absolute gem of the former GM facilities available worldwide,” says Mr. Lichter.

Such is the IRG adaptive reuse motif:

– maximize the potential of existing industrial facilities;

– keep your eye on the ball (jobs, jobs, JOBS!); and

– try to make every community touched by IRG a financially happier, economically healthier place.

Lichter and IRG express their since thanks, and extend their utmost admiration, to the people, leaders and supporters of Caddo Parish, Louisiana.

We can’t thank them enough. Caddo Parish has steadfastly believed in Elio Motors, in IRG, and themselves, and that our combined firepower will deliver 1,500 jobs and the next best thing in transportation: The Elio,” said Lichter, supervisor of an IRG portfolio spanning 100 million square feet nationwide including the new Goodyear headquarters.

It took us a year to close this deal, which is typical, for a transaction this large and a facility as valuable, and complex, as the GM Assembly and Stamping Plant.”

Late last month, the Caddo Parish Industrial Development Board – the economic development engine of Caddo Parish ( – closed a $7.5 million deal to purchase the 4.1 million-square-foot GM Shreveport Assembly and Assembly Plant.

Press Release from

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At the heart of the deal: IRG, and its adaptive reuse mission.

My dream has been to build a new kind of safe, reliable, fuel-efficient vehicle here in the U.S. and Caddo Parish was the ideal location,” said Paul Elio, chairman and CEO of Elio Motors. “Acquiring this plant, and all of the equipment in a fully operational state, will allow Elio Motors to thrive right off the bat once commercial vehicle production begins in 2015.”

Close with a quote from Paul Elio,” said Paul Elio, president of Elio Motors (

IRG Contact:

Mr. Stu Lichter(310)

Chairman, President of Industrial Realty Group (IRG), Los Angeles, CA

IRG Video News Releases on Mr. Lichter:

Elio Motors Press Conference at Shreveport (embedded Press Release):

Live on FOX Business re: American industrial facilities adaptive reuse:

Former GM Assembly and Stamping, Shreveport, LA, new home of The Elio.

Former GM Assembly and Stamping, Shreveport, LA, new home of The Elio.

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The Elio, Paul Elio and Elio Motors in The USA Today: ‘Three-Wheeler Aims To Jump Big Hurdles’ ~ Say hello to in 12.18.13 print edition {@ElioMotors} in Money Section Page 5B ~

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[LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ~ Dec. 18, 2013] If you want to be seen as a bona fide automotive maverick, there’s no better way than to pull up in a three-wheel car. But engineering executive Paul Elio thinks the time has come for the commuter car he has shown here. He hopes to sell it for as little as $6,800 and claims gas mileage as high as 49 miles per gallon in the city, 84 mpg on the highway …..

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

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 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:


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 or

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GIMME MY ELIO!! ~ Eastridge Mall in San Jose today and tomorrow (Oct. 20, 21) for your favorite gas-sippin’ speed demon from Shreveport. Look for big news this week from the LA headquarters and our Detroit suppliers ~ #84MPG

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GIMME MY ELIO!! ~ {} in San Jose today at Eastridge Mall

GIMME MY ELIO!! ~ {} in San Jose today and tomorrow (Oct. 20, 21) at Eastridge Mall ~ #84MPG

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