TROY, Mich. – Elio Motors Inc. has chosen The Pep Boys, as the official service provider for Elio three-wheeled vehicles.
The enclosed Elio vehicle will launch in 2015 with a price tag of $6,800 and a reported fuel efficiency of 84 mpg. More than 15,000 people have made reservations for the vehicle, according to Elio. The vehicle prototype is on a 33-city nationwide tour.
Pep Boys is in 90 percent of the markets where Elio Motors will operate. Elio Motors will service vehicles at its company-owned stores in remaining markets.
"Providing a convenient and professional service experience is one of the most important elements in creating an overall positive customer ownership experience, so this is a crucial step on our development," said Paul Elio, CEO of Elio Motors.
In addition to launching a new vehicle, Elio Motors said it will create more than 1,500 jobs at its manufacturing facility in Shreveport, La. The company has nearly 120,000 Facebook fans and is averaging more than 250,000 unique visitors per month to its web site this year.
Posted by Holly Wagner