(Sumter, SC- November 16, 2015)— Elio Motors, Inc. announced that Continental Tire the Americas, LLC – Sumter Plant will be the producer of tires for a unique vehicle set to launch late 2016. The Elio Motors design is an enclosed three-wheel vehicle that will get up to 84 MPG. With a targeted base price of $6,800, the vehicle is set to be equipped with power windows, air conditioning and multiple safety airbags. The vehicles’ tires will be of an evolutionary steel-belted, radial design and will conform to standard sizing metrics.
“Continental’s belief in Elio Motors and our vision to provide an affordable, highly fuel-efficient passenger vehicle that is made in America is a huge validation to us for our efforts to date.” Paul Elio- President and CEO of Elio Motors.
Based out of Phoenix, AZ, Elio’s first manufacturing site will be in Shreveport, La. With more than 46,000 people having already reserved an Elio Motor Vehicle, this lends to a forecast of constant need for tire production leading to a longstanding relationship for Continental’s Sumter based operations.
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