In 2008, gas rose to around $4.25 a gallon and I was desperate for a solution. Elio came about. A 3 wheel car very similar in appearance to the Aptera, getting 84 mpg, costing $7,000, many colors, non refundable place in line for $100. The company sells it’s stock but the factory is shuttered. My heart was broken waiting for that car. Aptera has the Elio beat in every way, but will this be another humiliating decades long wait? When will they be ready? How close are they to beating every deliverable obstacle?