Startup Automaker http://redriverradio.org en 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