Troy, MI (PRWEB) January 07, 2014
Elio Motors has partnered with Continental Engineering Services, a business unit of the international automotive supplier Continental. Services to be provided include electrical architecture design and development support for the body and engine controller. Elio Motors also plans to incorporate a Flexible Smart-Phone Docking Station from Continental.
“I am thrilled to continue to build our relationships with the world’s leading suppliers and developers. Working with Continental Engineering Services will allow Elio Motors to stay on top of technological trends, like in-vehicle smart phone docking stations,” said Paul Elio, Founder and CEO of Elio Motors. “Combined with our composite body panels that deter outside noises from reaching the cockpit, drivers and passengers can enjoy the purest listening quality.”
Continental Engineering Services joins Elio Motors suppliers Altair, Cooper Tires, IAV Automotive Engineering, Comau, Eastern Catalytic, Lear, and Takata.
Vinh Tran, Head of Continental Engineering Services, North America continued, “Continental Engineering Services is proud to be a part of the Elio development team. We are working toward adapting Continental products for use on their new vehicle together. Our expert engineers are providing engineering solutions for the Elio concept in the area of E/E Architecture and body and engine control development. Our engineering service team is versatile and dynamic to help start-up companies like Elio Motors.”
About Elio Motors: Founded by car enthusiast Paul Elio in 2008, Elio Motors Inc. represents a revolutionary approach to manufacturing an ultra-high-mileage vehicle. The three-wheeled Elio will attain a highway mileage rating of more than 80 mpg while providing the comfort of power windows and air conditioning, accompanied by the safety of multiple air bags and an aerodynamic, enclosed vehicle body. Elio’s first manufacturing site will be in Shreveport, La., with plans for the first production vehicle to roll off assembly lines in 2014 and significant production, sales and distribution of the Elio during the next two years. For more information, visit http://www.eliomotors.com.
Continental Engineering Services: With sales of €32.7 billion in 2012, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has more than 177,000 employees in 46 countries.