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Elio Motors to build fifth-generation prototype of 3.36l/100km vehicle

The P5 will include a prototype 0.9-liter, three-cylinder engine from IAV, and a manual transmission from Aisin 

 

Elio Motors has announced the commencement of work on the P5 – its fifth-generation prototype vehicle – which will be powered by the recently unveiled 0.9-liter, three-cylinder engine prototype and a manual transmission.

The vehicle, targeted for a mid-2016 launch date will achieve up to 3.363l/100km (84mpg), and will retail for US$6,800.

The P5 is the first in a series of 26 prototypes, codenamed P5 through P30 that will be developed for a variety of testing and validation purposes. 

“The P5 build is another important step in our march toward production and is the culmination of several important strategic initiatives we have completed or launched in the past several months,” says Paul Elio, founder and CEO of Elio Motors.

“The completion of our engine prototype, our offering to accredited investors and our recent supplier summit are all excellent examples of the progress we continue to make every day.” 

Two critical elements added to the P5 are the engine and the transmission – the vehicle requires a blend of power and efficiency, so the company turned to engine developer IAV to create a new technology from the ground up. Elio Motors is the first start-up auto company in the United States in the past 60 years to build its own unique internal combustion engine. 

The transmission on the P5 will be a multimode manual transmission, supplied by Aisin. 

“The engine and transmission are key elements in creating driving characteristics that consumers demand,” Elio said. “Fuel economy is obviously important, but we still need speed and acceleration that are comparable to today’s passenger vehicles. Both the engine and transmission put us well on this path.” 

Elio and its manufacturing partner Comau – wholly owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) – will build the vehicle at a manufacturing facility in Shreveport, where General Motors previously built the Hummer H3 and Chevy Colorado.

June 15, 2015 

 

15 June 2015

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