Paul Elio http://redriverradio.org en Elio Motors is in an 'engineering-centric' phase, says founder http://redriverradio.org/post/elio-motors-engineering-centric-phase-says-founder <p>Detroit-based&nbsp;Elio Motors says it’s on track to begin producing its three-wheeled vehicle a little over a year from now in the former Shreveport General Motors plant. Founder Paul Elio told Red River Radio that 25 prototypes are under construction in Detroit as the company enters into the product testing phase.&nbsp; Elio said the main focus now is on engineering the vehicle.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:21:23 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 33187 at http://redriverradio.org Elio Motors is in an 'engineering-centric' phase, says founder Elio Motors plans to build futuristic car in Shreveport http://redriverradio.org/post/elio-motors-plans-build-futuristic-car-shreveport <p>Phoenix-based Elio Motors has formally announced its agreement to buy the former Shreveport General Motors plant, where it will build three-wheeled vehicles that it says will get more than 80 miles per gallon.</p><p>The startup car maker will use one-third of the 3 million acre plant site. Elio Motors&nbsp;said it will hire 1,500 workers by late 2015. Founder Paul Elio said at Thursday's news conference at the plant that he aims to create good-paying U.S. jobs, whether they’re unionized, he said, is up to his workforce<strong>.</strong></p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:03:20 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 21885 at http://redriverradio.org Elio Motors plans to build futuristic car in Shreveport