The Elio P5 prototype is fitted for the new engine

Posted By on October 6, 2015

elio5engine1510Since I’m “all in” with a “spot in line” to purchase an Elio, it has me focused on following the progress towards building a production vehicle. I’m skeptical that this new company can achieve the high bar they have set (especially the $6800 price), but I’m enjoying the ride with them.

This week a few photos of the new engine being fitted in the next P5 prototype was shared. In order to achieve their ambitious goal of achieving 84 mpg, Paul Elio and his team determined that there was “no current engine technology on the market that would meet the company’s needs” and necessitated an engine be engineered and built just for this vehicle. Keep the progress coming.


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.