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U.S. Drivers Can Reserve Their Eli ZERO Micro-EV Now

Eli Electric Vehicles (Eli) is pioneering a revolutionary approach in the electric vehicle market by introducing an innovative category of high-tech, efficient, and sustainable micro-EVs. The company has recently announced that reservations for its flagship vehicle, the Eli ZERO, are now open in the United States.

The Eli ZERO stands out by incorporating technology typically found in more expensive automobiles, encapsulating it within a practical and cost-effective micro-EV. This initiative not only highlights Eli’s commitment to sustainable transportation solutions but also caters to the growing demand for smaller, more efficient electric commuter cars.

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Eli ZERO Coming to America

The Eli ZERO, as it makes its debut in the U.S. market, is positioned as a street-legal micro-EV, engineered to simplify urban commutes, alleviate traffic congestion, and significantly reduce the environmental footprint associated with larger vehicles. This introduction aligns with Eli’s vision of reinventing city mobility, focusing on compact, efficient, and eco-friendly transportation alternatives.

The company’s successful track record in Europe and French Polynesia — where hundreds of Eli vehicles have already been adopted for personal use, eco-tourism, and by government fleets — lays a solid foundation for its expansion into the U.S. market.

With a $200 fully refundable deposit, U.S. customers now have the opportunity to reserve their very own Eli ZERO, with expected sales to commence in the third quarter of 2024. Eli has partnered with local distributors and dealer partners across the country.

The company has also planned for an impressive production capacity, boasting an assembly line capable of producing over 4,000 vehicles per year.

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Small EV, Short Commutes, Small Price Tag

With the average new car price soaring above $48,000, it’s clear that many vehicles traversing U.S. roads are both unnecessarily expensive and oversized for routine, short-distance commutes. With its compact design and efficient use of energy, the Eli ZERO caters to those short trips.

The ELI ZERO stands out not just for its innovative approach to micromobility but also for its impressive array of features designed for an optimal driving experience. Despite its compact dimensions of just 4.5 feet in width and 7.4 feet in length, this award-winning vehicle comfortably accommodates two passengers and is equipped with premium automotive technology.

Among its notable features is an increased range of up to 90 miles on a single charge. Convenience is at the forefront of the Eli ZERO design, with keyless entry and starting capability, soft-closing doors, and power-assisted steering (EPS), alongside safety features such as an anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic parking brake (EPB). It is a compact electric two seater car with a top speed of 25 mph, perfect for short trips around town.

To enhance the driving experience further, an optional SONY infotainment system is available, supporting both CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing for seamless integration of the driver’s smartphone for navigation, music, and hands-free communication. Additionally, the inclusion of a rear-view camera and radar parking sensors greatly simplifies parking maneuvers. For added comfort, a tiltable sunroof, along with heat and air conditioning, is included.

This remarkable blend of features would suggest a premium price tag; however, the Eli ZERO is competitively priced, beginning at $11,990. It is designed to be an economical option for those looking to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing convenience and the joy of driving.

Great for Family Needs

Small, electric low-speed vehicles (LSVs) such as the Eli ZERO are a great idea for American two-car families for many reasons. Significant cost savings come from adding an LSV for short trips around town. The all-electric drivetrain offers further cost savings, as electricity is cheaper than gasoline. Furthermore, by driving electric vehicles, families can do their part to fight climate change, as EVs have no emissions and do not emit exhaust, which causes greenhouse gasses, a major contributor to global warming and climate change.

Choosing a small EV over a larger one is another way families can save resources and reduce their carbon footprint at the same time.