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Elio Motors

$6,800* • 84 MPG** • American Made

http://www.eliomotors.com/elio-motors Phoenix, AZ Transportation/Automotive

Elio Motors, Inc.

Elevator Pitch:

Welcome to Elio Motors, a revolutionary startup altering the course of American transportation. With the help of StartEngine.com we’ve launched a crowdfunding initiative - a chance for you to buy in and share our dream. Join us today! #AlterTheCourse

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The Pitch

A few short years ago, automotive enthusiast Paul Elio sized up the prevailing status quo of personal transportation. He saw the soaring costs of the vehicles we drive. He saw fuel prices spike to record highs almost daily. He saw Americans struggling with an economy that was taking too much and giving back too little. Paul Elio decided that the world was ready for something radically new. The result? A three-wheeled masterpiece of automotive brilliance that bears his name.

The American made two-seater Elio is affordable, fuel-efficient and fun to drive. And, it's already gained the attention of 43,000+ who have reserved their place in line.


In a nutshell, Elio is a stand-alone solution for today’s generation of drivers. Gas prices are constantly spiking. Cars themselves cost more than houses did a few short years ago. And in case you haven’t noticed, the world, and personal space along with it, is shrinking. We simply need to evolve to more efficient and practical forms of transportation. We need a new way to get around. Elio is that new way. Never has different, sexy and fun tag-teamed so well with serious, practical and smart.




The Elio fifth generation prototype (P5) was announced June 8, 2015. Refinements include: improved aerodynamics, production intent drivetrain (Elio Motors prototype engine specifically developed by IAV and transmission from Aisin,) and updated interior.




The Elio will be manufactured at a former GM plant in Shreveport, La., and is expected to create 1,500 jobs at the facility and another 1,500 jobs at supplier companies. The potential ripple effect will create an additional 18,000 jobs nationwide.


 

Elio Motors is laser focused on cost savings including everything from engineering decisions, supplier relationships, options packaging, the retail network, and service arrangement. Focus on detail in each of these areas keeps total costs down.




Elio Motors is truly changing the way vehicles are manufactured in the world. The entire team is laser focused on cost savings by bringing together the most notable auto suppliers in the world to collaborate on engineering and to supply the parts to achieve the high mileage, low price goal.

Innovative engineering, supplier relationships, retail and service networks and options packages take cost out of the vehicle wherever possible. This is a first.



Elio Motors plans to offer a network of stand-alone Retail Centers. Similar to Tesla’s direct consumer sales, Elio’s self-owned Retail Centers are designed to turn the new car sales model completely on its head.

Refreshingly different, these Retail Centers will be staffed by Elio-trained certified specialists — a team that customers can trust knows the Elio inside and out. Additionally, every visitor will get the same high service, low-pressure experience without the old-school haggling element found in traditional dealerships.





Elio Motors is partnering with Pep Boys to be the official Elio Service Center. Pep Boys is the nation’s leading automotive aftermarket service and retail chain with 800 locations and 7,500 service bays in 35 states and Puerto Rico. This means Elio owners will have access to more locations than major automotive players such as Volkswagen, Kia, Mazda and Subaru. Through Pep Boys proven service network, convenient options for warranty work and routine service appointments will be available to approximately 90 percent of all Elio owners. 



Elio’s Safety Management System includes three airbags, reinforced steel frame with side intrusion beams, Anti-Lock Braking System, stability control and crush zones for the front and back.


Paul Elio has built his company around a simple premise. Just about everyone can find a compelling reason to purchase an Elio.


“Clunker” owners have an alternative. There are approximately 95 million “clunkers” on the road today. With an expected low price of just $6,800, combined with the potential of $1,500 in annual fuel savings, a new vehicle is within reach for the masses.




Money is usually pretty tight during the college years, yet mobility is still important. Elio Motors, at an expected price $6,800 and up to 84 MPG, provides an economical way for students to get to and from class, or to come home from campus for the weekend.


An Elio, with its front-and-back tandem seating, eliminates having a friend ride “shotgun” and cuts down on potential distractions.


Finally, the vehicle’s unique styling makes it attractive to a wide variety of auto enthusiasts. The eye-catching, aerodynamic design and unique cockpit-like interior have been a hit with auto enthusiasts and also cross over to aviation enthusiasts, as well.




Recent changes to the law make equity crowdfunding under Regulation A an opportunity for private companies to let anyone invest. This is the next natural step in a multi-pronged funding strategy for Elio Motors in their march toward production. Aligned with Paul Elio's vision of bringing this vehicle to the masses, equity crowdfunding opens ownership opportunities to literally millions of Americans.


A graduate of the General Motors Institute, and the Engineering and Management Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan, Paul Elio has held various patents, worked for Johnson Controls and was a founding partner of Tempe-based ESG Engineering.

“This is an all-consuming passion for me and we are building a vehicle that will fill an important niche for low-cost, highly fuel efficient transportation. The time is right for this vehicle and I look forward to the day these vehicles begin rolling off the assembly line. It will literally change the world.” - Paul Elio


James Holden

Mr. Holden is the former Chief Executive Officer of DaimlerChrysler, where he worked in various leadership positions for 19 years. His roles included Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing responsible for directing all of the automaker’s sales, fleet and marketing organizations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, including Mopar parts operations. Mr. Holden was a director of Motors Liquidation Company until its dissolution in December 2011.

Hari Iyer

Mr. Iyer brings nearly 25 years of product development, business strategy and operations expertise in the automotive industry, and brings to Elio Motors his valuable experience from several executive level and senior operating positions for established and startup automotive companies.

Most recently, Mr. Iyer was Executive Vice President at Envia Systems, a Silicon Valley battery company backed by venture investors, where he led all aspects of business strategy and product commercialization. Prior to Envia, Mr. Iyer was Vice President, Engineering at Next Autoworks, a Kleiner Perkins and Google Ventures funded company. At Next, Mr. Iyer set the original vehicle architecture, led the selection of vehicle technologies and suppliers, was responsible for all module engineering teams (Powertrain, Chassis, Exterior, Interior, Electrical & Vehicle Integration), and was accountable for all vehicle goals, including Safety, Bill of Materials Cost, Fuel Economy, Drivability, Vehicle Dynamics, Craftsmanship and Product Quality.

Before Next Autoworks, he was co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at ESG Engineering, a product development firm specializing in automotive and clean tech applications. Mr. Iyer began his automotive career at Johnson Controls (JCI) Automotive Systems Group, where he was involved in several OEM programs for interiors components.

Stuart Lichter

Mr. Lichter is founder, President and Chairman of the Board for IRG, LLC. Mr. Lichter has held positions with General Services Administration of the United States Government, Mortgage Loan Department of New York Life Insurance Company, Marine Midland and started Quadrelle Realty Services, Inc. In recent years, he has acquired, in various forms and partnerships, over 100 industrial and commercial properties with a total size in excess of 100,000,000 square feet-making his portfolio the largest private holding of industrial and commercial real estate in the nation. Mr. Lichter is a national leader in transforming former military bases and industrial sites into thriving retail, residential and business.

David C. Schembri


Mr. Schembri previously was the President of smart USA, a Penske Automotive Group company. He was responsible for the successful launch of smart USA (a division of Mercedes-Benz), which included establishing and maintaining a sales and service retail network, customer relations, logistics, advertising, marketing, PR, government relations, and a parts distribution network.

Mr. Schembri has over 35 years of automotive experience. The majority of his career was realized in various executive positions at Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. While at Mercedes Benz, Dave served as both the Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Marketing. During his tenure, Schembri was responsible for several successful product launches while the company recorded 11 consecutive record years in new vehicle sales.

Mr. Schembri is currently the CEO of the Active Aero Group, a Platinum Equity Company.

Ken Way

Mr. Way served as the Chief Executive Officer of Lear Corporation from 1988 to September 2000 and Chairman of the Board from 1988 to December 2002. Mr. Way served with Lear Corporation and its predecessor companies for 37 years in various engineering, manufacturing and general management capacities. During his career he has served as a Director for several organizations, including Wesco International Inc., Wesco Distribution, Inc., CMS Energy Corporation, North American Rubber Inc., Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (formerly, Cooper- Standard Automotive Inc.), Cooper-Standard Automotive NC L.L.C. and Cooper-Standard Automotive FHS Inc.


Interested in owning a piece of the future? If the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) qualifies the Elio Motors offering, you may be able to – by owning shares in Elio Motors – the visionary transportation startup that aims to revolutionize personal transportation. With $70M raised, 43,000+ vehicle reservations, $290M worth of pre-orders, and a 1.8M square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Shreveport, Louisiana, now is the time to get in on the action.

This opportunity is now available to Americans across the country. Place your "indication of interest" in Elio Motors through July 31, 2015,. This is a unique opportunity for our current reservation holders and supporters to get in on the ground floor of an American company that will fundamentally transform the U.S. economy for the generations that follow.

Elio Motors believes in the American dream. In innovation. In making a difference in the world. That together, we can “alter the course" not only of transportation, but of people's lives. You can help us make a difference.  Join us today by expressing interest in investing in Elio Motors. Those who do so will be notified when our preliminary offering circular is available.


Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered horseless carriage, the Quadricycle, in the shed behind his home. Five years later, he founded the Ford Motor Company. In order to meet overwhelming demand for the new-fangled automobile, Ford introduced new mass-production methods, including large production plants and the use of standardized and interchangeable parts.

Today, there’s a new trailblazer working tirelessly to alter the course of history. His name is Paul Elio. He is gearing up to become the next Henry Ford and this is the public’s first opportunity to invest in Elio Motors at the ground level. You can be a part of the $52 billion U.S. personal transportation industry and own a part of the next new U.S. vehicle manufacturer. But you have to act now!

Imagine if someone had offered you a chance to buy shares in Tesla in 2010. Elio is that opportunity today and we are offering shares for a limited-time, don’t let this opportunity pass by you, express your interest in investing in Elio today!



THE OFFERING MATERIALS MAY CONTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION RELATING TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE COMPANY, ITS BUSINESS PLAN AND STRATEGY, AND ITS INDUSTRY.  THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED ON THE BELIEFS OF, ASSUMPTIONS MADE BY, AND INFORMATION CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO THE COMPANY’S MANAGEMENT.  WHEN USED IN THE OFFERING MATERIALS, THE WORDS “ESTIMATE,” “PROJECT,” “BELIEVE,” “ANTICIPATE,” “INTEND,” “EXPECT” AND SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS ARE INTENDED TO IDENTIFY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHICH CONSTITUTE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE STATEMENTS REFLECT MANAGEMENT’S CURRENT VIEWS WITH RESPECT TO FUTURE EVENTS AND ARE SUBJECT TO RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES THAT COULD CAUSE THE COMPANY’S ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS.  INVESTORS ARE CAUTIONED NOT TO PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE ON THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHICH SPEAK ONLY AS OF THE DATE ON WHICH THEY ARE MADE.  THE COMPANY DOES NOT UNDERTAKE ANY OBLIGATION TO REVISE OR UPDATE THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES AFTER SUCH DATE OR TO REFLECT THE OCCURRENCE OF UNANTICIPATED EVENTS.

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THESE MATERIALS MAY CONTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION RELATING TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE COMPANY, ITS BUSINESS PLAN AND STRATEGY, AND ITS INDUSTRY. THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED ON THE BELIEFS OF, ASSUMPTIONS MADE BY, AND INFORMATION CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO THE COMPANY’S MANAGEMENT. WHEN USED IN THESE MATERIALS, THE WORDS “ESTIMATE,” “PROJECT,” “BELIEVE,” “ANTICIPATE,” “INTEND,” “EXPECT” AND SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS ARE INTENDED TO IDENTIFY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHICH CONSTITUTE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE STATEMENTS REFLECT MANAGEMENT’S CURRENT VIEWS WITH RESPECT TO FUTURE EVENTS AND ARE SUBJECT TO RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES THAT COULD CAUSE THE COMPANY’S ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. INVESTORS ARE CAUTIONED NOT TO PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE ON THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHICH SPEAK ONLY AS OF THE DATE ON WHICH THEY ARE MADE. THE COMPANY DOES NOT UNDERTAKE ANY OBLIGATION TO REVISE OR UPDATE THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES AFTER SUCH DATE OR TO REFLECT THE OCCURRENCE OF UNANTICIPATED EVENTS.
NO MONEY OR OTHER CONSIDERATION IS BEING SOLICITED, AND IF SENT IN RESPONSE, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. NO OFFER TO BUY THE SECURITIES CAN BE ACCEPTED AND NO PART OF THE PURCHASE PRICE CAN BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE COMPANY FILES AN OFFERING STATEMENT WITH THE SEC AND THE OFFERING HAS BEEN QUALIFIED BY THE SEC. ANY INDICATION OF INTEREST TO PURCHASE SHARES MAY BE WITHDRAWN OR REVOKED, WITHOUT OBLIGATION OR COMMITMENT OF ANY KIND, AT ANY TIME BEFORE THE COMPANY SENDS NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE TO THE POTENTIAL INVESTOR AFTER THE SUCH QUALIFICATION. AN INDICATION OF INTEREST INVOLVES NO OBLIGATION OR COMMITMENT OF ANY KIND.

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