$ 6,800 car to be built in closed G.M. plant.

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    BATON ROUGE, La. – A startup company called Elio Motors is moving into the former General Motors plant in northwest Louisiana, where it plans to build three-wheeled vehicles with high fuel efficiency and a cheap price tag.
    The deal was announced Thursday for Elio to take over part of the plant to assemble its unusual-looking, two-seat vehicle. The company said it averages 65 miles per gallon of gas and will sell for $6,800 when commercial production begins in mid-2014.


    "We can't wait to begin our journey in Louisiana," Paul Elio, CEO of Elio Motors Inc., said in a statement.
    The Phoenix-based company said it would hire 1,500 workers by late 2015, reviving a plant that once built pickup trucks and the commercial Hummer to now churn out tiny, fuel-efficient vehicles. The Shreveport plant would be Elio's first manufacturing location

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    The new VW up has about the same consumption and has four wheels and is roomier.....although i dont know if its on sale in the US.
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    You see one of those little golf-cart cars here often, I forget who makes them. They are fine (I guess) for warm weather places where you won't be on the freeway much trying to pass big trucks.
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    Do you have a picture?

    This car actually looks kind of cool. Personally, I'd rather die it due to its unique exterior alone over some of the more bland 4 door/wheeled brands on the road these days.
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    Cute;but
    There going to need to add another $600 or $700 to the total price for a good 357 magnum to stop the trucks and 4x4 from running over the poor little things.I'm sticking with my horse.
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    It's a domestically-produced auto vehicle even if it's a tiny one- and a start-up company that will create real American jobs. Perhaps cars of this sort are the personal vehicles of the future? An intriguing story nonetheless.
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    There is a wiki entry for it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Up

    I was reading and it mentions the car wont be sold in the US......or at least they have no plans on selling it there.
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