Anyone seen these things yet? If not here is a link to their site. http://www.eliomotors.com/
First looks, I like it, it's got a unique look, it's cheap and it's got good gas mileage.
But looking closer I also see a lot of flaws with it and am uncertain with it's actual practicality. For starters its Horsepower is complete crap, with a 0-60 in just under 10 seconds. For being so light, it's not very quick. But it's all about the gas mileage right? Which I am betting is around 50 something with city driving and the 84 is highway, because marketing am I right?
That's where I get into the next point, this thing is currently classified as a motorcycle, which means a couple things.
One: You will need to follow the laws of a motorcycle, you will need an motorcycle endorsement on your license (Not a problem for some) BUT get this states that have helmet laws, guess what that means! Thankfully in Colorado we just have eye protection laws. Now I don't believe law enforcement would be too strict on the laws considering the driver is covered on all sides.
Two: Being a "Motorcycle" it does not need to follow the emissions requirements of a normal car. Why is this an issue? It's not as green as it states. Motorcycles do not require emissions.
Three: It's top class safety also means the same thing, motorcycles and cars are classed differently.
But hey, I am an open minded person and would actually consider buying one for a commuter in the summers as I am betting it won't do crap in snow. It looks fun to drive. Safer than a motorcycle, and who knows.
What do you all think?