The Elio may look strange. But take a good look and get used to it, because if reservations are any indication, the oddball vehicle is going to be a fixture on the highway after its expected release in late 2015.

The $6,800 vehicle is technically a motorcycle; it has three wheels and the driver and passenger both sit center-aligned, but it is fully enclosed and has regular car seats with seat belts and airbags. It gets 84 miles per gallon and can go 100 miles per hour.

Elio is convinced that the vehicles, being manufactured in a former GM plant, will eventually win the hearts of Americans like the VW Beetle once did. 

(READ the story from Fast Company)

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