While You Were Sleeping: March 16th, 2015

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  • Pch101 Pch101 on Mar 16, 2015

    The Reuters/ Texas article screams out data abuse. The EIA expects US consumption to increase by 1% this year, which would be consistent with last year's growth rate of 0.9%.

    • Tinn-Can Tinn-Can on Mar 16, 2015

      Which will be touted on MSNBC and then revised in the opposite direction a couple months later and promptly forgotten about just like normal...

  • Jeff S Jeff S on Mar 16, 2015

    Not that I am a big fan of motorcycles and 3 wheel vehicles. I too use to ride a motorcycle, but I do see a market for an inexpensive car for the masses with good mpgs especially for a commuter vehicle. I would not want to take a long trip in an Elio but for commuting and running errands it would be perfect. Air, power windows, and a stereo with a USB port is all that most would need for short trips. Also a simple car that can be worked on and inexpensive to maintain is a plus. I don't think it is a good idea to but too many regulations on this otherwise it will become to expensive and defeat its intended purpose of becoming affordable to the masses

  • Johnny ro Johnny ro on Mar 16, 2015

    This could be huge fun. Priced between slightly above entry level bikes. I will believe it when I see it, when they open a dealer near Boston or anywhere. I will grab one for sure then. Kind of sad if they are appealing to the Nano crowd, whereas its 1/3 the price of an open trike, with a real body. They seem to have some smart people on their Board.

  • Mx5ta Mx5ta on Mar 16, 2015

    There was an accident in our local area some years ago, in which the dork dad driver was reaching for his brat, who had dad's cell phone or something. Dad wandered into the other lane, slammed headfirst into an innocent couple's car, killing them both. Our local paper did a good job in pointing out that the relatively slow speeds of the two cars (let's say 40 mph) combined to result in an 80 mph force, and the couple in the lighter car died from (sorry, this is a gross term) brain sloshing. I've experienced a lesser form of this in hockey, in a few head-on collisions with huge guys: your brain sloshes forward in your gourd. I'm tempted by a high-mileage, lightweight vehicle like this for my aimless drives, but do think about such a type of accident, where regardless of how intact your space may be, you lose bigtime because you were the lightweight in a collision.

    • Shaker Shaker on Mar 17, 2015

      The Elio is a very *low* vehicle, which makes one practically invisible in a sea of SUV's, and makes the driver more subject to decapitation from minor collisions with semi-trailers, pickups, Yukons and Escalades. At least you're higher off the pavement on a standard motorcycle, which gives you a better view ahead, and a greater possibility to maneuver around a potential accident situation (with the ability to lane-split if necessary) - with the Elio, you're just stuck until you get squashed. Even a Mitsubishi Mirage would be a safer "daily driver". Edit: To the litigators - this is my OPINION.