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Elio is Ready for E-Series Assembly

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Body Panels, Powertrain Prepped and Ready for Assembly
The Elio Pilot Operations Center is busy building the E-Series vehicles. The arrival of body panels and engines/transmissions has put the engineers to work building the pilot vehicles. These photos show the paint room and engine assembly.

To make this process complete there is a paint shop in the Pilot Operations Center. Panels come in from their supplier, Molded Plastic Industries, primed and ready for paint prep. The panels are individually painted before they are attached to the frame.

The power train consists of a .9 liter, 3-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. In addition to the Elio’s 55 horsepower and 55 lb.-ft. of torque, the vehicle’s has up to 84 mpg fuel economy on the highway

These are the current activities in the Elio Pilot Center that will be implemented in the production line when it starts up.

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