Is Elio a car or a motorcycle?

According to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) “Motorcycle” means a motor vehicle with motive power having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground. So if it is less than four wheels it is a motorcycle. But what do you see when you look at the Elio? Fully enclosed, power windows, wiper blades, steering wheel, gas and brake pedals… you be the judge.


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    So one would require a motor cycle endorsement on their license to drive an Elio?

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    The Elio Customer Experience Team

    We have a governmental affairs team working with each state that currently has special license and/or helmet laws for vehicles like ours. We are making great headway and expect that you will be able to drive the Elio in every state without special licensing or helmets requirements.

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