NAB 2014: Elio Motors Revs Up for April 2015 Launch (video)

Written by Gina Smith

At the ShowStoppers press event at NAB 2014, our Kerry Kinsey takes his deepest look yet at the $6,800 Elio three-wheel car. Great video interview and tour inside. — We’ve been following Elio Motors for a while now. Our team has been checking out — in video and editorial analysis — Paul Elio’s upcoming $6,800, 84 MPG three-wheel car for months now. Click here to find our spec run down, video analysis and other coverage. I’ve seen it before, but at NAB 2014, I couldn’t resist taking yet another look at the car that, exec Jerome Vassallo told me, is designed to snag a 5-star crash test safety rating. Production begins in April 2015, he added. Vassallo does an amazing job of pushing back on all possible objections, including one that the car itself is too narrow. How much space do you really need, he asks me. And plus, the console is gone …

Take a tour with me, below.

Video: Kerry Kinsey for aNewDomain, shooter Justin Grant and exec producer Justin Webb for aNewDomainTV

Reporting from NAB 2014 at the ShowStoppers press event for aNewDomainTV and, I’m Kerry Kinsey.

Based in Atlanta, Kerry Kinsey is the sports editor at He’s an Emmy-nominated and seven-time AP Award-winning television sports and news anchor/reporter. Kerry has worked in many TV markets including Houston, Philadelphia, Louisville, and Salt Lake City. He’s covered major sporting events, such as the NCAA Final Four, the World Series, the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500, the Kentucky Derby, the PGA Championship, and the Heisman Trophy presentation. As an “Army Brat,” Kerry lived in Japan, Hawaii, Texas, Louisiana, and Georgia. Kerry is passionate about sports and in particular his Atlanta and Georgia sports teams—Falcons, Braves, Hawks, and Bulldogs. His email address is

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  • If production is slated for 4/15, why have no postings for production employment been announced here in Shreveport as of 01/06/15? Elio needs to hurry, only 2 security guards occupy the closed GM plant at the present. Locals would love the opportunity to work there, but the sad fact is nothing has been accomplished at the plant facility to begin production, nor removal of a vast amount of outdated automation tooling machines.

  • It is coming soon ! And Elio Motors has said that the employees will be paid current union pay scales and it will be their choice if they want a union or not.
    If the pay scales are truly union scales I would opt for no unions at first anyway.
    I have been in two unions and all they did was collect union dues and nothing else, Once was during a strike and I had to pay union dues automatically out of my paycheck to a union that was trying to get us new employees thrown out and eventually they were successful at National Airlines.