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    A new "car" manufacturer looking to move into town

    Elio Motors is looking at the recently closed GM plant here in Shreveport, LA. and anticipates employing 1500 workers at an average of $37.50 an hour It is a 3 wheeled vehicle with a 1L 70 hp engine with a top speed of 107 and is supposed to get 84mpg hwy. and priced at $6800. Looks like a full bodied Can Am to me. What do you guys think about it?
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    I think $37.50 an hour for 1500 employees would be a big boon to the Shreveport economy. Hope it pans out for you guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twowheeladdict View Post
    I think $37.50 an hour for 1500 employees would be a big boon to the Shreveport economy. Hope it pans out for you guys.
    Agreed.

    I think the car is interesting... Hard to say if it will take off or not.
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    More on the story. I am skeptical. Hope it doesn't end up being a Solydra style screwing of the taxpayers.
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    probably the only thing harder than starting a new car company is starting a new airline..but what do I know, huh...

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    I've liked these concepts but I find it highly unlikely they'll ever achieve that price point or the production numbers to justify the employee count/wage/price/etc.

    Kind of like how the Aptera concept crashed and burned and they were planning on charging $28k and couldn't manage it.

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    I dont car one way or another about the vehicles BUT, I'd move to La. in a second if I could land a job there...
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    A new "car" manufacturer looking to move into town

    Idk doesn't really seem worth it to me. Especially for a new company like that
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