The Elio P5 is the latest prototype of Elio Motors a three-wheeled two-seater quirky that promises loads of only 2.8 liters per 100 kilometers. Elio Motors has introduced the latest generation of its particular and extravagant three-wheeled two-seater prototype. The Elio P5 unveiled at the Salon in Los Angeles promises to be on American roads in the last quarter of the year 2016. And it will if all goes ahead with some clear premises that its founder Paul Elio is repeated whenever there was a new prototype.
Elio P5 is a small tandem - rated as motorcycle-with their two seats in tandem which mounted a small cylinder gasoline engine 0.9 litres manufactured by STN on front position and with just 55 Horsepower and 7.6 mkg torque. Mechanics and enough yields to move a car that barely weighs 544 kg and measuring 4 metres long. Its particular front axle with the streamlined wheels has little more than one meter and a half wide and its trunk is almost testimonial: a suitcase in hand Yes but sacrificing the rear plaza may be.
Adding all these figures we find that the Elio P5 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.6 seconds surpassing 160 km/h. And another interesting fact one of the most important of this car: with a deposit of only 30 litres is capable of little more than 1000 kilometers thanks to an encrypted consumption highway in a 2.8 liters per 100 kilometers.
By concept the closest thing to Elio P5 can be the Renault Twizy the electric vehicle of the French brand that also mounts two seats in tandem. There are visible differences like the three wheels in the P5 and others that make this P5 a safer proposition: has control of traction stability and ABS not as the French car as well as air conditioning heating radio Central locking electric windows 15-inch wheels.
What is the philosophy of Elio Motors? Its founder Paul Elio wanted to from the beginning change the paradigm of mobility in cities and highways. Their new P5 goes ahead with this philosophy which aims to become a low-cost alternative. Its price is not to overcome the 6800 dollars about 6400 euros approximately with a guarantee of three years and 58000 kilometers and with great potential for customization.
Elio P5 has been already months accepting bookings through the website of Elio Motors upon payment of a deposit of 100 euros. To day according to the website more than 47000 reserves were already made.