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Elio Motors to Buy Former GM Plant to Build Frugal Three-Wheeler

The constant expansion and (now) contraction of GM, has affected thousands of people around the US (and the world), whom may have had a stable job one day, and no job the next. This sad reality has rendered many former GM facilities useless, and they now lie unused and awaiting new ownership.
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Such is the case with a former GM plant, located close to Shreveport, Louisiana. Now, a new automaker called Elio Motors (official site seems to be down at the moment) has stepped in to gain control of the factory, and convert it to produce a new breed of frugal three wheelers, which they call ‘the next big thing in transportations’. The company plans to sell its vehicles around the $6,800 mark.

The CEO of the company, Paul Elio, said that “There were three driving factors in the purchase of the plant: The business-friendly economic environment; the quality of the local experienced workforce; and our unwavering commitment to build Elio vehicles in America, with American workers.

There is also the money issue, and the newly-formed company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in order to raise $10 million, yet they only managed to raise a very small part of it - $150,000.


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